No matter how broke you’re, Parle G biscuits is a savior! If you’re hungry, nothing can match a cup of piping hot chai with Parle G Biscuits. And even though the quality of cover has changed, the design has not changed much.
There were a lot of reports that claimed that the girl on the packet is Neeru Deshpandey from Nagpur. However, a few days ago a post on Quora had a user who actually asked who the Parle G kid actually is.
One of the answers to the post had a picture that claimed that the picture belonged to Neeru Deshpandey and it was clicked when she was 4 years 3 months old.
Apart from Neeru, few names like Sudha Murthy and Gunjan Gundaniya too were said to be the kid who featured on the cover. However, amongst the three, Deshpande became insanely popular as a regional newspaper carried her picture with a short write up that claimed that she belonged to Nagpur.
There were stories that claimed that Neeru got the cover after a casual picture of hers that her father clicked got noticed and was later chosen to be put on the cover.
And later on, the Parle-G’s Wikipedia page too had a piece of information that claimed the name of the girl is ‘Gunjan Gundaniya’. Claiming that the little girl on Parle G wrapper is not real, the Quora user Anupam wrote:
“You must have read the stories that Parle-G girl is actually Niru Deshpande and she’s 60 now, but that’s not true! The Illustration of this girl was made way back in 1960 by Everest Creatives.”
However, to clear all the airs regarding these hoaxes, Mayank Shah, group product manager at Parle Products revealed the actual truth behind the girl. He revealed that it was yet another case of baseless rumors and grapevine and how people cooked up stories and names about the kid.
Hah, finally the curious case of Parle G girl has been cracked.