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Fact check: Did President of India unveil a portrait of Netaji Bose or actor Prosenjit

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New Delhi, Jan 25: On Monday, Twitter users said that President of India, Ramnath Kovind had unveiled the poster of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, but it turned out that the portrait was of well known actor, Prosenjit Chatterjee.

Fact check: Did President of India unveil a portrait of Netaji Bose or actor Prosenjit

Chatterjee had played the character of Netaji Bose in the movie called Gumnami directed by Srijit Mukherjee. Trinamool Congress MP, Mahua Moitra tweeted, " after donating Rs 5 lakh to the Ram Temple, President honours Netaji by unveiling a portrait of Prasenjit, the actor who played him a biopic.

God Save India, because this government certainly can't."

After unveiling the portrait, Rashtrapati Bhavan had said in a tweet, President Kovind unveils the portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary celebrations.

While Rashtrapati Bhavan is yet to react to the controversy, some users said that it was an unwanted controversy that was being created. The portrait of Netaji is by Paresh Maity based on his original photo said senior journalist Nistula Hebbar.

The original photograph of Netaji Bose unveiled at the Rashtrapati Bhavan was soured from Jayanti Bose Rakshit, who is Netaji's grand niece.

Paresh Maity is an Indian painter. In 2014, he was conferred with the Padma Shri. He was born in Tamluk, West Bengal and is a prolific painter in a short career span.

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Did President of India unveil photo of Prosenjit of Netaji

Conclusion

President unveiled portrait of Netaji, based on Paresh Maity’s original image

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False
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