Fact Check: Photo Of Yemeni Homeless Man Goes Viral As Pappu Shukla From Gujarat

An image of a man being surrounded by dogs is doing the rounds with an emotional story that claim that he is one ‘Pappu Shukla,’ a homeless man from Gujarat.

India   |   30 Oct 2020 10:31 AM GMT
Writer : Yusha Rahman | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Photo Of Yemeni Homeless Man Goes Viral As Pappu Shukla From Gujarat

An image of a man lying surrounded by two dogs is being shared with a story. The story says, "This is a dead body of Mr Pappu Shukla ji, a homeless man from Gujarat State (India) who took care of abandoned dogs for many years died yesterday and his beloved dogs surrounded and protected his body, refusing to leave his side.. May Pappu Shukla ji Rest In Peace ."

This story of humanity has become widespread on social media.


The Photo is of Pappu Shukla, a homeless man from Gujarat.

Fact Check:

The Logical Indian did a reverse image search and found the same image and a similar story was tweeted by Nadma Daswari, a Twitter user from Yemen. According to her, "Ismael Hadi, a homeless man from Ibb Yemen, fed stray dogs. This morning people found him dead with his dogs refusing to leave his side."

Another Twitter user, Asad Hanna also tweeted the same image and story as tweeted by Nadma Daswari.

The Logical Indian then did keyword search with name Ismael Hadi and found the same story covered by Sagal news, a Somali media house.

Thus, the story of Ismael Hadi from Yemen has gone viral with a false claim that the man is Pappu Shukla from Gujarat.

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Claim Review :  The Photo is of Pappu Shukla who hails from Gujarat.
Claimed By :  Social Media
Fact Check :  False
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Yusha Rahman

Yusha Rahman


Yusha, an engineer turned journalist with a core interest in sensible journalism. Since the time she worked in an MNC, she saw how fake news was rife to malign images of communities, leaders, etc. This encouraged her to give up her career in MNC and passionately work towards curbing fake news and propaganda.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor- Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

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" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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