Fact Check: Painting Of Sai Baba Shared As Rare Original Photograph
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Fact Check: Painting Of Sai Baba Shared As Rare Original Photograph

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The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that a black and white photo is a real picture of Sai Baba with his devotee.

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A black and white photograph of a man and a woman is being circulated on social media with the claim that it is an old, original photograph of Sai Baba grinding wheat beside a woman. The text with the photo claims that it is a rare picture of the saint and his devotee.





The Logical Indian received a request to verify the claim.


Claim:

Black and white photo is a real picture of Sai Baba with his devotee.

Fact Check:

The claim is false. The image was cropped out and a reverse image search was done. This led to a larger version of the viral photo.


A reverse search of this photo led to a blog post on rgyan.com.


Based on the information in the blog a keyword search was done which led to the original version of the photograph which is actually a coloured painting by artist Sunil Shegaonkar.


According to his Twitter bio, he makes paintings in a realistic style and has made "100 paintings on Sri Sai Charitra on big canvases."

Below is a comparison of the viral photo (left) and the original painting (real):


Below are some of his other paintings:


















Therefore, a black and white version of a realistic painting is being circulated with a false claim.

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Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay
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Editor : Bharat Nayak
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