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Fact Check: Fake News About Actor Mithun Chakraborty’s Demise Goes Viral


Amidst reports of veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty being hospitalised in Kolkata on February 10 due to chest pain, social media platforms have been abuzz with messages claiming that Mithun Chakraborty has passed away.

A Facebook user posted a video with a caption: #Bollywood actress Mithun Chakraborty death😭😭😭😭

You can check the post here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE.

A relevant keyword search yields numerous news websites reporting on Mithun Chakraborty’s hospitalisation, offering comprehensive coverage. India TV released a news article on February 12 with a headline: मिथुन चक्रवर्ती को अस्पताल से मिली छुट्टी, बाहर आते ही बोले- मुझे सजा मिली है! (English translation: Mithun Chakraborty was discharged from the hospital. After coming out from the hospital, he said: I have been punished!).

According to the report, “Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty was hospitalised at a private facility in Kolkata on Saturday morning due to symptoms indicative of ischemic cerebrovascular disease. The actor was released from the hospital on Monday afternoon.”

The Asia News Network, dated February 20, 2024, also carries a report with a headline: “Fake Message About Mithun Chakraborty’s Death Goes Viral” which clarifies that the claims regarding Mithun Chakraborty’s death are fake.

Hence, the claim regarding Mithun Chakraborty’s demise is fake.

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