Whether you are looking for a nutritional substitute or just something to munch after a long day of work or study, Parle-G is a brand built for the masses. And even though the quality of cover has changed, the design has not changed much.
But, do you ever wonder who is this little girl on the cover of the Parle-G biscuit?
There were a lot of reports that claimed that the girl on the packet is NeeruDeshpandey from Nagpur. However, a few days ago a post on Quora had a user who actually asked who the Parle G kid actually is.
An anonymous adds 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.
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:
Finally, Mayank Shah, group product manager at Parle Products, puts all the folklore to rest and reveals: It’s actually an illustration by an Everest creative back in the 60s.
People have created their own stories about the kid being a girl and assigned names of their own accord and others just caught onto them, a lethal combination of rumour and grapevine.