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Dubai's Burj Khalifa lit up with the picture of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale's image has been tampered with in a video of 2018 commemorating the Chinese New Year over Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale's image has been tampered with in a video of 2018 commemorating the Chinese New Year over Dubai's Burj Khalifa.A video of a man wearing a saffron-colored turban and a beard being presented on the Burj Khalifa during a light show has gone viral on social media. Netizens claimed that the photograph atop Dubai's Burj Khalifa was of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a Sikh religious leader. However, following a thorough investigation, the viral video was found to be fake.

On its official Twitter account or social media account, the Burj Khalifa posts all of the activities or shows that it hosts on significant occasions. Jarnail's photo on Dubai's building was not uploaded on the company's official accounts or mentioned in the mainstream media.

On searching the video on YouTube, we found a similar video uploaded in February 2018, celebrating the Chinese New Year in Dubai. Emaar Dubai had uploaded the video on its official Facebook account and its YouTube channel on February 17, 2018. Emaar Properties Dubai, a construction business, built the Burj Khalifa. At 3 minutes 22 seconds into the YouTube video, we can see the same image as in the viral video. The video at that time frame has tampered with Jarnail's picture.

According to the Khaleej Times, on February 17, 2018, the Burj Khalifa hosted a dragon-themed light and sound show to commemorate the Chinese New Year. The show paid tribute to the thousands of Chinese residents and visitors in the UAE. The show's distinctive dragon theme preserved Chinese cultural symbols and traditions.

The show began with a dragon flying from China's Great Wall, soaring high in the sky, passing over Dubai's monuments, and splashing at the Dubai Fountain. To bring the event to a spectacular climax, a dragon swirls up and down and flies around the Burj Khalifa, releasing a gleaming pearl from its mouth on the building's apex and displaying a Chinese New Year wish. The show did not display Bhindranwale's image on Burj Khalifa.

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