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Ratan Tata hasn’t made any statement about spending his entire wealth to make India Coronavirus free

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A post is being circulated on social media claiming that industrialist Ratan Tata had recently made a statement that he is willing to spend his entire wealth to make India a Coronavirus-free country. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

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Claim: Ratan Tata said that he is willing to spend his entire wealth to make India a Coronavirus-free country.

Fact: Industrialist and Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata had never made such a statement on any of his official social media handles. Earlier, similar messages with different contexts were attributed to Ratan Tata on social media. Ratan Tata himself debunked few such fake messages spreading in his name on social media. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When we searched to check whether Industrialist Ratan Tata had made such a statement about the COVID-19 crisis in the country, it is found out that Ratan Tata had never made such a statement on any of his official social media handles. If Ratan Tata had made such a statement, several mainstream media outlets would have published articles reporting the same. But, we could not find a single news article reporting this alleged statement of his.

In March 2020, Ratan Tata announced that The Tata Trusts has pledged to donate 1500 crores to the Government of India to fight against the COVID-19 virus. Recently, Tata Group had announced that they would help the government’s efforts to increase the production and supply of medical oxygen in the country. However, neither Ratan Tata nor The Tata Group had made the statement shared in the post.

Earlier, similar messages with different contexts were attributed to Ratan Tata on social media. Ratan Tata himself debunked few such fake messages spreading with his name. FACTLY had published fact-check articles on few such fake messages attributed to Ratan Tata. They can be seen here and here

To sum it up, Ratan Tata hasn’t made any statement about spending his entire wealth to make India a Coronavirus-free country.

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