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CLICK HERE TO KNOW THE TRUTH BEHIND THIS VIRAL PICTURE

By Nanki Ahluwalia . 23rd August 2018 07:57pm
CLICK HERE TO KNOW THE TRUTH BEHIND THIS VIRAL PICTURE

Recently a photograph has surfaced over the internet which has made people sob. The photograph encompasses a young girl in a school dress crying in the arms of an old lady. The picture was widely shared over the social media and became viral very soon which was accompanied with a real story. There is, however, more to the story. The picture was taken in the year 2007. On September 12, 2007, photojournalist Kalpesh S Bharech got a call from the principal of GNC School in Maninagar, Gujarat. He requested Bharech to cover a school trip to the Manilal Gandhi old age home in Ghodasar. Bharech agreed and reached the old age home, not knowing that this would be an assignment that'd impact his life greatly. During the field trip, Bharech asked the school children to sit with the elderly so that he could take some good photographs. As the children got up, one of them -- a young girl -- screamed and ran to an old lady across the room. The woman cried too, and soon, they were sobbing in each other's embrace. "We all became speechless. After taking pictures, when I asked her, Baa [the old lady] said the girl was her granddaughter," Bharech shared in an article on BBC Gujarati. The picture went viral on the occasion of World Photography Day, when BBC Gujarati had asked journalists from across the state to share the best photo stories. So this is when Bharech shared and story which was then picked up by social media. And hence it became viral.