Fact Check: No, Ram Jethmalani Did Not Pen This Poem, It’s Wrongly Attributed

Fact Check: No, Ram Jethmalani Did Not Pen This Poem, It’s Wrongly Attributed

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A poem is being shared widely on social media with the claim that it was penned by eminent lawyer Ram jethmalani, who passed away on September 8, 2019.

The message, which began being circulated post his death, says that it is a “Lovely poem by Ram Jethmalani, who died at 95.”

Read the full poem.

Read the full poem

Fact Check

As per a report published by the Quint, this poem is not actually written by Ram Jethmalani but by an author named Rashmi Trivedi.

MY DYING CONSCIENCE Sometimes in the dark of the night I visit my conscience To see if it is still breathing For…

Rashmi Trivedi द्वारा इस दिन पोस्ट की गई शनिवार, 2 दिसंबर 2017

After running a search with the first few lines on the poem, the Quint came across a result from the Siasat Daily, an Indian Urdu-language newspaper, which attributed the poem to Rashmi Trivedi. The poem on their website, titled “My dying conscience” was dated December 1, 2017.

The Siasat Daily
The Siasat Daily

The poem is part of a book titled “Handful of sunshine, pocketful of rain” which is a collection of Trivedi’s poetry.

The author has also uploaded her entire poem on her official Facebook page on December 2, 2017. Therefore, it does seem like it was Trivedi who wrote the poem and the claim doing the rounds with this poem is fake.

Screenshot/Facebook
Screenshot/Facebook

 

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