Abrar Ifaz

Research Officer, Dismislab
Dr. Yunus is not granting microcredit to Ambani wedding guests
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Dr. Yunus is not granting microcredit to Ambani wedding guests

Abrar Ifaz

Research Officer, Dismislab

A fake photocard featuring Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus has been seen spreading on social media platform Facebook. The photocard claims that Dr. Yunus will distribute microcredit at the wedding ceremony of the son of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. The card has been seen using the logo of Kaler Kantho, a mainstream newspaper in Bangladesh. After contacting the newspaper, Dismislab confirmed that the photocard was fake.

“Dr. Yunus will distribute microcredit at 2% interest to the guests at Mukesh Ambani’s son’s wedding,” the photocard reads. Last Sunday, it came to the attention of Dismislab that many Facebook users had posted the card with the identical caption (1, 2, 3, 4).

To verify the claim, official Facebook page and the website of Kaler Kantho have been searched. However, no such post or news article have been found on their Facebook page or website. Even the Google search with multiple relevant keywords did not provide any information about the claim.

When contacted, Shakib Sikander, online in-charge of Kaler Kantho, told  Dismislab, “The photocard is fake. We have already published a caution regarding this photocard”

The photocard has been spread when there are discussions on  social media about  the participation of many celebrities at the wedding of Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani.

In 2023, there was more than one incident of circulating fake news and quotes involving Dr. Yunus (1, 2). 

On August 5, 2016, a picture of Ambani family and Dr. Yunus, taken at the Rio Olympic venue, was posted from the X (formerly Twitter) profile of Reliance Foundation. In the same year, on December 14, a video was posted from the Youtube channel of Reliance Foundation in which Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson of that organization, was congratulating and wishing good luck to Dr. Yunus on the 10th anniversary of his Nobel Prize winning.