Bangladeshi graduate Wali Ullah’s picture has been going viral for quite some time now in media but with a different name and identity. Image of Wali Ullah riding his parents back home in a rickshaw after convocation is distinctly misinformed on Twitter and is being shared across India.
The Tweet names the graduate as Hizamuddin Khan, who is an engineering student. Another Tweet shared by Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag writes that Hizamuddin Khan is riding his parents home on a rickshaw claiming that his father is a rickshaw puller by profession. Many other cricketers from Indian Cricket have shared the Tweet and everyone claims that the graduate riding his parents home after convocation is an Indian.
This is an engineering graduate , Hisamuddin Khan who’s father is a rickshaw puller. Back from convocation he drives his parents home ?? pic.twitter.com/GHZOTdV4Ys
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2018
- The graduate’s name is not Hizamuddin Khan. His name is Wali Ullah.
- He is not an engineering graduate. He has graduated in Accountancy and Information systems
- He is not an Indian. He is Bangladeshi and has graduated from the University of Dhaka.
- His father is not a rickshaw puller; instead, he is a farmer
Wali Ullah’s Facebook post confirms that the information being circulated in Indi is completely wrong. The picture on his Facebook timeline on October 4, 2018, read:
“My mother is the crown of my life, that’s why the convocation cap is for her. My father protected me from all harms throughout my life, that’s why the convocation gown suits best in the sweat-soaked body of my farmer father.”
Wali Ullah was admired for his gesture and his post was shared by many. However, somewhere the whole story got misinterpreted and a completely new and different story surfaced on the social media going viral across the country.
However, Wali Ullah took cognizance of the misinformation and issued a clarification in a post later, saying –
“I am a ‘farmer’ father’s son…I saw a little wrong information at different places.”
Later Sehwag too Tweeted the corrections –
Correction- The boys name is Wali Ullah who graduated as an accountant from Accountancy & Information Systems at University of Dhaka and is son of a farmer. Nevertheless, a truly beautiful gesture and photograph ! https://t.co/nwSea3N2UC
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 19, 2018