A social media post accompanying the video of an elderly man explain the philosophy of life is being widely shared with a claim that the elderly man is a Supreme Court judge. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of Supreme Court judge explaining the philosophy of life in two lines.
Fact: The man in the viral video is an industrialist and Chairman of Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology. He made these remarks during the 35th convocation ceremony in November 2021. There are no reports of him studying or practicing law in the past. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Reverse image search of the screen shots of the video led us to a lengthier version of the speech, wherein the same elderly man can be heard saying the same lines as in the viral video.
The video is shared on a YouTube channel called ‘Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology’ and the description accompanying the video reads ‘Mr. Rajeev Vederah ,Chairman, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology delivers an inspiring address at the 35th Annual Convocation of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology.’
The video was uploaded on YouTube on 15 November 2021. And at 17:40 timestamp, we could hear Rajeev Vederah saying the exact words as in the viral video.
Further, taking a cue from the YouTube video, and through google search with relevant keywords, we found that the R.R.Vederah is the chairman on board of governors of Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology. He is the vice chairman of Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT) and is also Director on the boards of various subsidiaries of Avantha and BILT
Further, there is no information of him studying law or practicing law in the Supreme Court of India in the past. We could also not find any Supreme Court judge with the name Vederah on its website.
To sum it up, the man explaining the philosophy of life in this video is not a Supreme Court judge.