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No, She Is Not Sambalpur Collector Dancing To The Tune Of  ‘Mere Ghar Ram Aaye Hain’

Authors

Sabloo Thomas has worked as a special correspondent with the Deccan Chronicle from 2011 to December 2019. Post-Deccan Chronicle, he freelanced for various websites and worked in the capacity of a translator as well (English to Malayalam and Malayalam to English). He’s also worked with the New Indian Express as a reporter, senior reporter, and principal correspondent. He joined Express in 2001.

Claim

A video of a woman dancing to the song ‘Mere Ghar Ram Aaye Hain ‘ is going viral on social media claiming that the woman in the video is Ananya Das, the district collector of Sambalpur, Odisha.

Newschecker received the claim on our WhatsApp tipline (+91 9999499044) to be fact-checked.

A screengrab of the fact check request received on our WhatsApp tipline
A screengrab of the fact check request received on our WhatsApp tipline

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Fact

A reverse image search of the video led us to the video shared by content creator Mradula Mahajan on her YouTube, Instagram, Facebook in January 2024. She has mentioned in her youtube channel that she was seen in the video.

Youtube video of Mradula Mahajan
Youtube video of Mradula Mahajan

We also found that Ananya Das had clarified that she was not the dancer in the video through an X (formerly twitter) post on January 27,2024.

Tweet by  Ananya Das
Tweet by  Ananya Das

Thus it is clear that the woman dancing in the video is not Sambalpur district collector Ananya Das.

Result: False

Sources
YouTube video of Mradula Mahajan on January 8,2024
Instagram video of Mradula Mahajan on January6,2024
Facebook video of Mradula Mahajan on January 20,2024
Tweet by Ananya Das on January 28,2024


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Authors

Sabloo Thomas has worked as a special correspondent with the Deccan Chronicle from 2011 to December 2019. Post-Deccan Chronicle, he freelanced for various websites and worked in the capacity of a translator as well (English to Malayalam and Malayalam to English). He’s also worked with the New Indian Express as a reporter, senior reporter, and principal correspondent. He joined Express in 2001.

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