These Photos End All Speculation About The Colour Of Rahul Gandhi's Hair And Eyes

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 18: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during the concluding session of international conference to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at Vigyan Bhavan on November 18, 2014 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Some deeply contentious questions asked by a couple of officers from the Delhi Police force has divided civil opinion on all social platforms and triggered several conspiracy theories over the the weekend.

What is the colour of Rahul Gandhi's eyes? What is his hair colour?

Some officers from the Delhi Police who claimed they were on a routine security audit had visited the house of the scion of Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty recently and asked a bunch of questions to Gandhi's staff — completely unsettling them and starting a chain reaction in political circles leading to allegations of espionage. The men also asked the flummoxed Gandhi staff about his age, the places he regularly visits, his height and what kind of shoes he wears.

While we can't do much to help with the queries about the after hours movement of one of India's most protected men, these reasonably closeup shots of Gandhi can help end the speculation about two things - his eye and hair colour.

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    Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi speaks to the media in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. India's ruling Congress party trailed far behind its rivals in early returns from a key state election Tuesday, a sharp rebuke that could hamper the party's performance over the final two years of its term. Gandhi had put his reputation on the line by campaigning relentlessly to oust the government of Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party from Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state. (AP Photo/Pankaj Nangia)
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    Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi attends the swearing-in ceremony for the new ministers in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reshuffled his Cabinet on Sunday in a bid to overhaul his government's image ahead of state and national elections over the next 18 months. Gandhi, a scion of the India's politically powerful Nehru-Gandhi family, is the son and grandson of two prime ministers. He is presumed to be a prime minister-in-waiting, but so far he has held no government positions.(AP Photo) INDIA OUT
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    Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi attends the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture by Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (AP Photo)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 18: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during the concluding session of international conference to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at Vigyan Bhavan on November 18, 2014 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi listens to the speech of former Afghan president Hamid Karzai during the inauguration of two-day international conference in New Delhi on November 17, 2014. The Congress party has organised this two-day international conference to mark the India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary during which foreign dignitaries and delegations of political parties will reflect on Nehru's worldview and legacy in the context of contemporary global challenges. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 17: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during the inauguration of two-day international conference to mark the India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary at Vigyan Bhawan on November 17, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Seeking to reassert Jawaharlal Nehrus legacy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi says his ideas were under threat from misrepresentation and distortion, a veiled attack on BJP, and stresses on the compelling necessity for secularism as Congress sought to reach out to non-NDA parties. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 17: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi gestures during the inauguration of two-day international conference to mark the India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary at Vigyan Bhawan on November 17, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Seeking to reassert Jawaharlal Nehrus legacy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi says his ideas were under threat from misrepresentation and distortion, a veiled attack on BJP, and stresses on the compelling necessity for secularism as Congress sought to reach out to non-NDA parties. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 17: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during the inauguration of two-day international conference to mark the India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary at Vigyan Bhawan on November 17, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Seeking to reassert Jawaharlal Nehrus legacy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi says his ideas were under threat from misrepresentation and distortion, a veiled attack on BJP, and stresses on the compelling necessity for secularism as Congress sought to reach out to non-NDA parties. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA NOVEMBER 27: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi talking to media persons at Israeli Colony in Rangpuri which was demolished by MCD on November 27, 2014 in New Delhi, India. The slum settlement called Israeli Colony in Rangpuri area near south Delhis posh Vasant Kunj, has been demolished rendering nearly 2,000 slum-dwellers homeless. (Photo by Mohd Zakir / Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    India's ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, right, sits next to party general secretary Ambika Soni, left, as he attends a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. An Indian government official says the ruling coalition has decided to support the creation of a new state called Telangana to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh state in southern India. The large size of some of India's 28 states makes them difficult to administer and has prompted movements to divide them. Telangana would become India's 29th state. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
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    Rahul Gandhi, vice president of Indian Congress party, addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Gandhi, the scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, lashed out at the government Friday for proposing a law to protect convicted lawmakers from disqualification. (AP Photo)
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    Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Gandhi, the scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, lashed out at the government Friday for proposing a law to protect convicted lawmakers from disqualification. (AP Photo)
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    Rahul Gandhi, vice president of India’s ruling Congress party, addresses party workers in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Gandhi was on the second day of his two-day visit to the Jammu and Kashmir state Thursday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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    Rahul Gandhi, vice president of India’s ruling Congress party, removes a garland presented by party workers in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Gandhi was on the second day of his two-day visit to the Jammu and Kashmir state Thursday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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    Rahul Gandhi, vice president of India’s ruling Congress party, waves to party workers from inside his vehicle as he leaves after a meeting in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Gandhi was on the second day of his two-day visit to the Jammu and Kashmir state Thursday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 5: Congress party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi covering his mouth with a black cloth, with congress leaders and TMC party leaders participate in a protest outside the Parliament house against Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's comments against Muslims, during the ongoing Indian Parliament Winter Session on December 5, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Parliament session being disturbed by the Opposition over the resignation of Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her objectionable comments, making the government anxious about the passage of crucial legislations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday rejected demands to fire junior government minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti whose derogatory comments against Muslims have led to a furor that has shut down the Indian Parliament for four days. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 5: Congress party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi covering his mouth with a black cloth, with congress leaders and TMC party leaders participate in a protest outside the Parliament house against Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's comments against Muslims, during the ongoing Indian Parliament Winter Session on December 5, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Parliament session being disturbed by the Opposition over the resignation of Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her objectionable comments, making the government anxious about the passage of crucial legislations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday rejected demands to fire junior government minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti whose derogatory comments against Muslims have led to a furor that has shut down the Indian Parliament for four days. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 5: Congress party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi with congress leaders and TMC party leaders participate in a protest against Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's comments against Muslims, during the ongoing Indian Parliament Winter Session on December 5, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Parliament session being disturbed by the Opposition over the resignation of Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her objectionable comments, making the government anxious about the passage of crucial legislations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday rejected demands to fire junior government minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti whose derogatory comments against Muslims have led to a furor that has shut down the Indian Parliament for four days. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 27: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, DPPC president Arvinder Singh Lovely and other party leaders during a roadshow at Kalkaji Extention ahead of the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections, on January 27, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Gandhi accused the Modi government of 'favouring a few industrialists' and ignoring the poor. He said his party will fight the February 7 Assembly polls on three key issues which includes providing electricity and water at the lowest cost. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    India's ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi speaks to the media in New Delhi, India, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Rahul Gandhi, heir to the country's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, is leading the struggling party's campaign in the general election later this year. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    India’s ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi wearing a traditional Assamese hat, Japi, greets the audience during a public rally in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The general elections are scheduled to be held later this year. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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    India’s ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi waves to supporters during a public rally in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The general elections are scheduled to be held later this year. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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    India’s Congress party vice president and scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family, Rahul Gandhi waves during an election campaign rally in Thane, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 6, 2014. India's general election will start April 7. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA JANUARY 27: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at a Road show for the upcoming Delhi Election in New Delhi.(Photo by M Zhazo/India Today Group/Getty Images)
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    India’s ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally at Balasinor, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. India will hold national elections from April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most important election in more than 30 years in the world's largest democracy. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    India’s ruling Congress party Vice president Rahul Gandhi speaks during an election rally in Nagaon, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Gandhi, heir to the country's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, is leading the struggling party's campaign in the general election. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament announced May 16. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 7: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote at a polling station during the Delhi Assembly Elections 2015, at Aurangjeb Lane on February 7, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Delhi is headed for a record turnout on Saturday as more than 69.5% of the city's 1.33 crore voters cast their ballot till 5pm. After a slow start in the morning, polling picked up around noon, with scores of people queuing up at booths to exercise their franchise in an electrifying electoral battle that the national capital has never witnessed before. 69.5 per cent of 1.3 voters had been inked by 5 pm on Saturday, as Delhi looked set for a record turnout after a slow morning. There are 673 candidates in the fray now. Voting is taking place in 11,763 centers, located in schools. Many initial voters in middle class and posh areas were early morning walkers. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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