Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj is quite a star on social media and especially Youtube and WhatsApp for his extremely inflammatory videos. In his videos, he dresses up in a variety of attires, all of which are used by the different wings of Armed Forces of India and he claims himself to be the Chief Commandos Mentor of the Elite Special Forces. This online persona that he created became so famous that he was even called to News debates after Surgical strike, URI attacks etc. He started getting offers from Bollywood and even got a role in a Tiger Shroff movie called Baaghi.

Shifuji in army attire

Shifuji seen with Bollywood Celebrities
Shifuji seen with Bollywood Celebrities

Meet Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj: The living legend who played Tiger SHroff's trainer in Baaghi
Screenshot from Zee News Article

While Shifuji was climbing up the popularity ladder, there were many who were also doubting his credentials. One man, Abhishek Shukla, took up the responsibility of studying this man and has exposed Shifuji after a lot of elaborate research. We had earlier written on Alt News about Shifuji where we’d used a video posted by Abhishek Shukla to expose Shifuji.

Abhishek Shukla kept following this issue and even filed a police complaint with Ahmedabad Crime Branch so that Shifuji’s claims are investigated. On his own accord, he sent out several RTI requests to various departments for clarifications on Shifuji. After a lot of back and forth, finally, he has been able to get Ministry of Defence (Navy) to respond in form of a RTI response that no person called Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj ever worked as a Marine Commando in the Indian Navy. Also, no person with that name has ever been involved in training Marine Commandos. A copy of the RTI response can be seen here, the address has been blurred out for security reasons.

RTI response on Shifuji from Ministry of Defence

This response is very relevant as Shifuji would often wear the MARCOS badge while play-acting in his videos. MARCOS or Marine Commandos is the special forces unit of the Indian Navy. Only those who have worked as a Marine Commando in Indian Navy are entitled to such a badge. In the picture below, you can see a screenshot of a Shifuji video where he’s sporting the MARCOS badge.

Shifuji Bhardwarj with MARCOS Badge

Here’s a larger image of what the MARCOS badge looks like.

MARCOS badge

This is a picture of an Indian Navy commando sporting the same MARCOS badge.

marine-commandos-sporting-marcos-badge

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The RTI response from Ministry of Defence that Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj was never a Marine Commando himself nor was he ever associated in any training process of Indian Navy Marine Commandos coupled along with the fact that he wears the MARCOS badge to make it appear as if he’s an ex Marine Commando should be enough to expose the duplicitous nature of Shijuji’s claims.

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40 Comments on "RTI response from Ministry of Defence exposes ‘Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj’"

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Mohammed Sabir
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Shouldnt Indian Navy take action against Shifu for impersonating as Navy Elite commando?

Jai desai
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This is the misuse of freedom of speech as well as he is imitating to be some officer but he is not, so the navy does not gives shit on this issue. The navy has more important work to do then to punish this self proclaimed commando or shifuji.

A staunch indian
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Where has he impersonated as an officer ? just because a guy started defaming him you have already passed the verdict Sir do you actually thing a wrong question can get a right answer in AN RTI?

ismail
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Check his old videos and online pages where he is described as trainer of commandos… He has been using right wing likers for his personal publicity

A staunch indian
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Yes for sure the action is to be taken but where is the evidence of cheating or fooling anyone Sir?

Nick
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The fact that he is wearing a badge thats not authorised to him makes him a defaulter. See these badges are earned after a kot of toil and others are not authorised to wear it

A staunch indian
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Pls go and read the IPC 419 impersonation Sir he has not done any impersonation he has been Shifuji commando trainer in all the forms of digital & other media so how has he done the impersonation under the IPC pls explain under IPC & CRPC

Pk1994
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Bhakts will send you guys to pakistan now.

NIck
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Maybe his Real Name is something else… LOL

Roshan
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His real name is Deepak Dubey.

Vikram Bhatia
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Bhayyaji

Israr
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But still bhakt community will not believe

Sambuddha Biswas
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If anyone want to do sometimes good for our country then all motherchod pulled him back.

Vikram Bhatia
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But Bhenchod what privilege he has to operate Automatic & semi Automatic rifles??

A staunch indian
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Wow very nice language Sir , Your parents will be very proud of you for the upbringing keep it up Pls say the same to your parents as well thanks

A staunch indian
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You are absolutely right Sir

AvengerX
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Did he watch a lot of kung fu panda ? Master Shifu 😛

Bhartiya Cheetah
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I knew it. His fraudery can be seen from his first video. One must notice that in his latter videos he always says that he is an “aam nagrik of India”. And he calls himself an “Commando Trainer” and posts photos of himself in a semi-army attire. Now these guys who train bouncers also call themselves with titles like these.
There is already a quora question regarding his authenticity in which a lot of ex-army / navy officers have expressed their doubt about him and some claimed that he is lying to gain youtube views.

A staunch indian
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Sir Cheetah what have you done for this country pls enlighten us ?
He has never claimed to be an officer or soldier & if he has than where is the evidence ?

Aadi
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Are you actually supporting this guy, cause it sounds like it……he is a fraud period……I am not passing a judgement, I am not a judge or jury, but let’s call a spade a spade

Akshat
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You choot, tere jaise hi main bhi yahan baithke keyboard hi thok raha hoon, lavde. Kam se kam yeh chutiye Shifu ka mooh mein toh nahin le raha tere jaise. Staunch Indian my ass.

PCPC
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It is frightening that the MOD does not appear to take action against this individual. Tomorrow he could pretend to be a “commando” in a real life incident and he could get away with it. If not him somebody else could if the MOD are not considering any action. The MOD maybe putting the citizens of India at risk here by their inaction.

A staunch indian
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PCPC what is your original identity Sir /Madam
It is the same situation to your name as well tomorrow you may pretend to be OBAMA in a real life and later can get away from it…..Why the IT act has not arrested you is a matter of concern because it is also a crime to create a fake ID on internet ?
What do you say ?

PCPC
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I guess if I will be arrested so will you for the same reason! We may meet up at some prison.

A staunch indian
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Do not worry sir my name & all the informations are correctly mentioned in the portal, Thank you Jai Hind

A staunch indian
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@@@@Grandmaster Shifuji has motivated millions of indian youth to respect the nation ,parents, women, gurus , religion & alot more …. Is it wrong in any sense ? What has he done wrong by abusing the traitors & Anti national media? @@@What have these guys for the country ? @@@@ With great respect Sir, Major Ashish Chaturvedi Sir , You wrote a complaint to Mumbai Police commissioner on the 12th of december 2016 with & received a complaint no 69954. Sir why have you curculated the letter in social media and in public domains Is it actually a behaviour of… Read more »
Abhinav
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Those who need ‘Shifuji type’ people to get motivated in the direction of nationalism are really pathetic and need some counselling and also much needed attention of their parents and well wishers….
Dekho zara shifuji ko … bhagat Singh ki photo bhi chipka rakhi hai coat par…. Kabhi dekha normal aadmi ko aise karte hue…Log paagal kahenge use..

A staunch indian
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The RTI is absolutely correct because the questions were wrong ? for Example if you ask Has Mr Obama an Indian navy officer what would be the answer? When did Mr Modi train the US Navy seals ? what would be the answer? The RTI questions were wrong Just for your kind knowledge NO Special Force Unit will disclose the training authority,patter, people involved, stations, locations under the Official secrets act 1923 & National Security Act 1980. How can you guys even expact to get the details of trainings in an RTI what intelligent people man? Tomorrow a terrorist will… Read more »
VaiVa
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Cool down patriot. I am Naval veteran and I had served last 3 years of my service in the Bureau, HR center of the Navy… The Navy has replied, that’s it.

A staunch indian
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PART 1- Respected readers Namstey Jai hind , Sat shree Akal , Assalam o alaykum , Good evening, First of all the video & the story seems very planted against an individual named Shifuji ? As we all know the celebrities have their managers,PR teams, social media groups to manage their accounts & content so in any of these condition a celebrity or a brand is never liable for the content & the campaigns for the branding and promotions , These activities are generally covered under an MOU between the agencies & brand/celebrity/public figure etc. These are covered under IT… Read more »
A staunch indian
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PART 2- 2- Shifuji has fooled people with an impersonation of an army men ? Ok we again ask a question to these guys where has he ever said or written that he is an army officer or even a JAWAN? Pls share the proofs we will also come with you to the court to register a case against Shifuji but why don’t you guys go to court or police after Your complaints are rejected continuously ? 3- Shifuji has earned money on the name of army it’s the biggest joke ever Shifuji master has never charged a single rupee… Read more »
A staunch indian
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PART 3- @@@@Grandmaster Shifuji has motivated millions of indian youth to respect the nation ,parents, women, gurus , religion & alot more …. Is it wrong in any sense ? What has he done wrong by abusing the traitors & Anti national media? @@@What have these guys for the country ? @@@@ With great respect Sir, Major Ashish Chaturvedi Sir , You wrote a complaint to Mumbai Police commissioner on the 12th of december 2016 with & received a complaint no 69954. Sir why have you curculated the letter in social media and in public domains Is it actually a… Read more »
A staunch indian
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DEAR READERS, THE BIGGEST JOKE EVER . DO YOU THINK THAT THE COMMANDOS TRAINING SPECIALLY THE INDIAN NAVY MARINE COMMANDOS TRAINING OR TRAINERS OR TRAINING PATTERNS & SYSTEMS CAN BE SHARED/ DISCUSSED IN THE PUBLIC DOMAINS ? DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK THAT THIS RTI HAS DONE THE JUSTICE. I BELIVE SO BECAUSE TOMORROW ANY TRAITOR MAY WRITE AN RTI & WILL ASK FOR ALL THE DETAILS OF THE TRAINING AND WOULD THE RTI REVEAL THOSE FACTS THAN WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THIS PARTICULAR RTI HAS GIVEN THE RIGHT INFORMATION?

THERE IS ALOT OF DECODING COMING SOON

12315
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How the hell u knw all the things…he wears the military uniform and badget isn’t that enough to show that he claims to be an officer even real officers don’t shout that they are from indian navy…we come to knw by just seeing what are thy wearing…so it makes no sense that he does’nt said that he is navy commando or something..

Goku
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Plot twist :- it’s Shifuji commenting by the name ‘A Staunch Indian’

Setu
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@Goku hahaha.

Msk
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Navy should take a strict action against shifuji crack head barks on nationalism same like bjp
Shifuji a coward

Indrajit
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Should take action against him

Pandu
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No matter what he did and impersonated as.
Not to forget he was doing this for the betterment of the country and maybe if a guy in uniform speaks people take him seriously.

Anu
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This imposter must be behind bars!!

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