The man was detained at Delhi Airport after officers noticed his oddly-coloured beard and fresh-looking skin.
A young man underwent a complete makeover in an attempt to pass off as an 81-year-old man - so he could travel on a pensioner's passport.
The passenger appeared to go through a lot of effort to put on his disguise, which consisted of a white beard, oversized glasses and a wheelchair.
But his costume was not good enough to fool immigration officers.
The seemingly frail and elderly passenger caught the attention of staff when he reached security at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 10.45pm last Sunday.