New Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday rejected the rumours being peddled on social media sites that Subhas Chandra Bose’s portrait unveiled by President Ram Nath Kovind on his 125th birth anniversary was that of Bengali actor Prasenjit Chatterjee, who portrayed Netaji in Srijit Mukherjee directorial ‘Gumnaami’.Also Read - Instagram Account Hacked? Try These Steps To Recover Your Account

“We do not comment on tweets. The painting was made in Rashtrapati Bhawan and you think that it is a painting of an actor. What kind of question is it? Something is being run on Twitter, but it may be politically motivated. What can we say on it?,” a senior Rashtrapati Bhawan official told IANS requesting anonymity. Also Read - WhatsApp New Update Allows File Transfer as Heavy as 2 GB | Check Details Here

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The official replied to the question after the matter went viral on Twitter, microblogging social network, with some people tweeting with their handles alleging that the “President unveiled the official portrait of actor Prasenjit Chatterjee (Bumbada) and not Netaji at the Rashtrapati Bhawan”.

The President on January 23 unveiled a portrait of Netaji at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to mark the beginning of the year-long celebrations to commemorate the freedom fighter’s 125th birth anniversary.

The government has decided to observe January 23 as “Parakram Divas” from now on every year. Subhash Chandra Bose was born in 1897.

(With inputs from IANS)