Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has set social media abuzz by posting a nostalgic throwback to his engineering college days.
The Aam Aadmi Party supremo was sent a Twitter wish by a netizen, whom he likely knows, containing a photo from Kejriwal's years at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) where he and his friends are celebrating Holi.
The photo is almost certainly from the late eighties, as Kejriwal had been a student at the prestigious institute between 1985 and 1989, graduating as a mechanical engineer with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 8.42. He had cracked the IIT-JEE in 1985 with an All-India Rank (AIR) of 563, an RTI had revealed.
In the photo, Kejriwal and his friends are clearly having a blast. While the precise colours aren't evident, it's clear that a lot of holi has been played, and one of the boys is carrying a bucket - most definitely on their way to more Holi shenanigans.
The netizens have received the throwback well, but for one doubt: Who exactly in this photo is Arvind Kejriwal?
There are about 13 people in the fray, but identifying Kejriwal requires at least a little examination of the photo.
One netizen, however, appears to have zeroed in on the (then to-be) Delhi Chief Minister, and there does seem to be a resemblance of jaw-lines:
Arvind Kejriwal is yet to confirm whether this is really the case. He did, however, wish the Twitterati a Happy Holi earlier in the day, in his customary spartan wish style: