The widely circulated claim related to the Himalaya Drug Company is baseless and the image used with the message is also misleading.
Recently, a picture is widely circulated on social media with a claim that the owner of the Himalaya company donates 10 percent of his annual income to fund terrorism against India and a message to boycott Himalaya. A Facebook user named Beriki Bhushanam Sasi shared the image along with the caption, "Mohammad Menal, who gives 10 % of the total income in jihad #Boycott_Himallaya."
Another twitter user, Dr. Manoj Joshi also shared the same image with a message identifying the man in the picture as Mohammad Menal, the owner of the Himalayan company. The message reads as, "This is the owner of the Himalayan company, #Mohammad Menal, who gives 10 % of the total income Jakat #Boycott_Himallaya "
The message along with the image is misleading. The man in the image not Mohammad Menal but Philipe Haydon, CEO of Himalaya Drug Company. Mohammad 'Manal' was the founder of The Himalaya Drug Company in 1930 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. According to the official website further, Manal passed away in 1986. The viral post misidentifies and misspells the owner of the company as 'Mohammed Menal'.
The image used in the viral post was originally used in an Economics Times article.
Himalaya, the herbal wellness and personal care firm issued a statement on Twitter terming the viral posts 'absolutely baseless' and 'untrue'. The statement reads, "The negative rumors, false statements, and photographs being circulated about The Himalaya Drug Company are absolutely baseless and untrue."
In conclusion, the widely circulated claim related to the Himalaya Drug Company is baseless and the image used with the message is also misleading.
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