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Chetan Bhagat’s speech at Symbiosis is passed off as that of Ratan Tata’s

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A post claiming to be that of Ratan Tata’s speech at Symbiosis, Pune is being widely shared across social media platforms. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of this post can be found here

Claim: Ratan Tata’s speech delivered at Symbiosis, Pune.

Fact: This speech was actually delivered by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis, Pune back in 2008. Chetan Bhagat’s speech at Symbiosis is passed off as that of Ratan Tata. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

Google search with relevant keywords led us to a 2012 blog that carried similar lines as in the post. As per the blog, these lines are excerpts from Chetan Bhagat’s speech at Symbiosis.

Taking a cue from the blog, further Google search with relevant keywords led us to Chetan Bhagat’s official website which shared Chetan Bhagat’s speech given at the orientation program for the new batch of MBA students at Symbiosis, Pune on 24 July 2008. This speech contains exactly the same lines shared in the post. From this, it is evident that excerpts from Chetan Bhagat’s speech at Symbiosis are passed off as Ratan Tata’s.

To sum it up, Chetan Bhagat’s speech at Symbiosis is passed off as of Ratan Tata’s.

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