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In a new photo doing the rounds, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, who has been detained in Srinagar since the abrogation of Article 370 in August, can be seen sporting an unkempt grey beard and a woollen cap amid a snow-clad background.

A grizzled beard, wrinkled eyes and an aged face. A resigned smile peers back at you. At first glance, the man in the photo is unrecognisable — some would say he is an adventurer, back from days of isolation, marooned on a far-off land.The reality is only slightly different.A photo of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has gone viral on social media.Omar Abdullah, who has been detained in Srinagar since the abrogation of Article 370 in August, can be seen sporting an unkempt grey beard and a woollen cap amid a snow-clad background.Since he was put under house arrest by the Centre, the once external affairs minister of India Omar Abdullah has made no contact with the outside world.The photo is in contrast to an October picture where Omar could be seen with a slightly overgrown beard that still had patches of black. Family members had said Abdullah will not shave his beard till he comes out of detention.