Mitul Trivedi is an Indian tutor who made headlines in 2023 after he was arrested for giving media interviews falsely claiming that he was the ISRO scientist who designed Chandrayaan 3’s Vikram lander.
Mitul Trivedi was born on 22 April and hails from Vadodara, Gujarat. His zodiac sign is Taurus. Later, he moved to Surat, Gujarat. He did his schooling at R.S.M. Poonawala Sarvajanik Experimental School in Surat. Reportedly, he has a Bachelor in Commerce (B.Com) and a Master in Commerce (M.Com). Hindustan Times According to his Facebook profile, he attended Veer Narmad South Gujarat University from 1989 to 1992. After completing his formal education, he started giving tuition classes to students (12th standard onwards) in Surat. Eventually, he established an education centre called Vedic Village School & University located in Surat, Gujarat. Some media houses claim that he completed his B.Com at Navyug Commerce College in Surat, Gujarat and then became a CA. Zee News
Height (approx.): 6′ 2″
Hair Colour: Grey
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
On 5 December 1997, he got married to Mugdha Trivedi. Together, they have a son, Jinil Trivedi.
His social media accounts depict that he followed Hinduism. His YouTube channel features videos on the topic “History of Gods,” where he talks in detail about Hindu mythology and gods like Lord Ganesha and Lord Indra. Dr. Mitul Trivedi – YouTube
Mitul Trivedi- An Imposter
On 30 August 2023, the Surat Crime Branch arrested tuition teacher Mitul Trivedi after he gave media interviews posing as an ISRO scientist, claiming that he designed Chandrayaan 3’s Vikram lander. Furthermore, Trivedi forged documents and a letter to support his claim. In the fake appointment letter from ISRO dated 26 February 2022, he claimed to be the assistant chairman of ISRO’s Ancient Science Application Department. In another letter, Trivedi claimed to be a space research member for ISRO’s upcoming project called “Mercury Force in Space.” On 24 August, a day after India’s Chandrayaa-3 successfully landed on the south pole of the moon, Trivedi gave an interview to news agency PTI in which he said,
We felt as if we were on the moon, it was the proudest moment.”
The police took action after an application was submitted to the Commissioner of Police requesting an investigation into the matter. The police revealed that Trivedi confessed that he drafted the letter to attract more students to register for his classes. His aim was to impress the parents of students by showing them the fake documents. An FIR was registered against Trivedi under IPC sections 465, 468, 471 and 419. Hindustan Times When Mitul Trivedi’s scam made headlines in 2023, he had been posing as a NASA and ISRO scientist for around 10 years. He prefixed “Dr” to his name on Facebook and YouTube and maintained that he had affiliations with ISRO since 2011 and NASA since 2013. In a Facebook post dated 5 January 2017, Mitul Trivedi claimed to be a ‘Scientist of NASA & ISRO, Archeologist, and Historian’ for an event.
He would conduct paid webinars and seminars where he intermixed Hindu mythology, archaeology, and science. In the webinars and seminars, he talked on topics like “History of God” and “How Ramayan is helpful in current time?” and shared his “Success Story of Rocket Science With the help of Vedas.”
On 25 October 2019, he published a book titled Indus Script & Its Glory. The book was available on Amazon to buy for Rs. 2,481.
Other books authored by Mitul Trivedi featured on Amazon include Vedic Yuddha (Dashraj War Book 1) (Hindi Edition), Tarakasura: The Cosmic Devil (Warfare Trilogy Book 1), and Suvarna Lanka: The City of Ravana.
He was interviewed by various news channels, like News Nation in 2016. In 2017, his research was published in Gujarat’s Abhiyaan Magazine. In 2023, he started giving interviews to the local media since the Vikram lander successfully made its soft landing on August 23. He claimed to have designed the lander module of Chandrayaan-3. He even went to the extent of asserting his involvement in NASA’s 2024 lunar human mission, as well as contributing to ISRO’s Aditya L1 and Gaganyaan Mission design endeavours. Trivedi’s alleged academic achievements included earning a BSc and MSc in Physics, pursuing Quantum Physics studies at Cambridge University, and conducting research in Anthropology and Vedant at Oxford University for his PhD. He also faked holding affiliations with the Archaeological Survey of India and claimed proficiency in reading 45 ancient languages. Trivedi rose to prominence after an audio recording of him conversing with his mentor, Arjun Patel, gained widespread attention. Prior to this, Trivedi had made claims about the existence of a golden city named Dwarika in the sea near Olpad in South Gujarat.