Fact Check: Pic of Irrfan Khan's final moment in ICU is fake
First Published 4, May 2020, 2:32 PM
A picture doing the rounds of the internet is being touted as the final moment of Irrfan Khan in ICU. Asianet Newsable has found it to be nothing but a poorly morphed image of the actor
A few days after Irrfan Khan's demise, pictures have made its way on the internet with captions that state, 'Checkout last moment of Irrfan Khan in ICU.'
Given his passing a few days ago, many still emotional at this point have become gullible to such claims. However, these images are nothing but a terrible result of shoddy photoshop work. It only takes a blink or two to see that it is a fake image of the talented star.
The picture was shared on Facebook and YouTube. When we performed a Google Reverse Image Search, the same picture showed up in a New York Times article but with the face of a different man.
It showed an Indian man in Alabama, US, who was assaulted by police in February 2015. By the position of various items in the two images, such as the gown, the charts on the side table, the dips, etc., it is proof that the image of Irrfan is a morphed one.
Irrfan, 54, died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, April 29 after a two-year fight with a rare form of cancer. He was buried in the Versova graveyard.