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It’s not Tukaram Omble in viral 26/11 image but actor who played him in film

The photograph was viral on Twitter, with even verified users such as actor Amitabh bacchan and BJP MP from Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje sharing it.

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New Delhi: On the 11th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, a photograph of Constable Tukaram Omble, who was killed while capturing prime accused Ajmal Kasab, is being shared widely.

The picture shows an injured man in a police uniform lying on the ground with blood all over his body.

The image, which is being referred to as that of Tukaram Omble right before he was killed, was shared through multiple Twitter accounts.

Twitter handle ‘Narendra Modi Fan’, which has with around 2.63 lakh followers, shared it on 26 November paying salutations to the late constable. The shared image had over 414 likes and 125 retweets.

Shobha Karandlaje, BJP MP from Karnataka’s Udupi-Chikmagalur also shared the image through her verified Twitter account. The post garnered over 5,800 retweets and close to 30,000 likes.

The same tweet was then shared by actor Amitabh Bachchan, garnering over 50,000 likes and 5,000 shares.

Many news websites, including Patrika and Catch News, also embeded the image in articles remembering the deadly attack of 26/11.

The co-founder of Postcard News Mahesh Vikram Hegde, who had been earlier arrested on charges of spreading fake news, also shared the image on the microblogging site.

Fact check

The image being shared is not of Tukaram Omble, but is actually a still shot of Ram Gopal Varma’s 2013 film ‘The Attacks of 26/11’. The image is of actor Sunil Jadhav, who played the character of Tukaram Omble.

Tukaram Omble, a constable with the Mumbai Police, took around 40 bullets while trying to capture the loan surviving terrorist involved in the Mumbai attacks of 2008. The Government of India awarded him with Ashoka Chakra posthumously in 2009.

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