A photo is being shared on social media claiming it as the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing with folded hands to industrialist Gautam Adani’s wife Priti Adani. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Image of PM Narendra Modi bowing to Gautam Adani’s wife Priti Adani.
Fact: This photo shows PM Narendra Modi greeting ‘Divya Jyoti Cultural Organization and Welfare Society’ chief functional officer Deepika Mondol, not Gautam Adani’s wife Priti Adani. This photo was reportedly shot in an event during April 2015. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, a similar photo was found in an article published by the ‘Divya Marathi’ news website. In the article, it is mentioned as the photo of PM Narendra Modi greeting ‘Divya Jyoti Cultural Organization and Welfare Society’ (DCOSWS) chief functional officer Deepika Mondol. This photo reportedly was shot in an event during April 2015. Amar Ujala reported the same in an article published on ‘12 April 2018’.
Deepika Mondol in an interview clarified that PM Modi bowed to her as a kind gesture towards her social work. We can see the same visual in the interview at 2.47 timestamp of the video.
Deepika Mondol is the chief functional officer of ‘Divya Jyoti Cultural Organization and Welfare Society’, works on promoting Indian culture, education, information & technology and tribal welfare. This NGO’s main purpose is to promote Indian art and culture. Comparison of Deepika Mondol’s picture with Gautam Adani’s wife Priti Adani can be seen below.
FACTLY had earlier debunked another image with a similar claim that Narendra Modi was bowing in front of Gautam Adani wife Priti Adani.
To sum it up, an old image of PM Modi greeting Deepika Mondol, a social worker is portrayed as the PM bowing to Gautam Adani’s wife Priti Adani.