There have been a number of rumours recently, about the death and ill health of veteran Bollywood celebs.
Jagjit Singh, 70
Date: September 19
Hoax: The singer died due to brain hemorrhage. Ever since the singer
got admitted in hospital on September 18, people on Twitter and social networking websites have been posting about the singer’s death.
Reality: The singer had a brain surgery in Lilavati Hospital and has been in
the Intensive Care Unit. According
to reports, he is now stable and responding to treatment.
Rajesh Khanna, 68
Date: October 4
Hoax: Admitted in Lilawati Hospital due to lung infection. The news had gone viral after some people tweeted that the actor is ill and admitted in hospital.
Reality: The actor was well and actually at home. Mona Kapoor, CEO, future Studios, tweeted, “Mr Rajesh Khanna is fine and at home. It’s hoax news that he is admitted at Lilawati hospital. Please don’t spread or believe in any rumours.” Designer Ana Singh also tweeted, “#RajeshKhanna is fine and at home. Hoax that he is at Lilawati. Please RT.”
Dilip Kumar, 88
Date: September 10
Hoax: News spread about the veteran actor being admitted in a hospital due to worsening health conditions. A series of tweets then informed about his death.
Reality: The actor was actually in good health. His wife, actor Saira Bano, issued a public statement that the rumour had spread without any basis. “Some
sadistic mind has been at work and has triggered a distasteful rumour,” she said.
Subhash Ghai, 66
Date: September 12
Hoax: The filmmaker suffered a heart attack and was admitted in ICU. The rumour spread so fast that Ghai had to clarify that he was well.
Reality: He had undergone a surgery for removal of gall bladder stones . His daughter Meghna Ghai, clarified, “My father had been going for his regular tests. They found a small surgical issue that needed to be addressed and therefore he was admitted for a simple elective procedure.”