Fraudulent Misrepresentation amounts to Deceit

“18. A fraudulent misrepresentation is called deceit and consists in leading a man into damage by wilfully or recklessly causing him to believe and act on falsehood. It is a fraud in law if a party makes representations which he knows to be false, and injury ensues therefrom although the motive from which the representations proceeded may not have been bad.”

Supreme Court
Ram Chandra Singh v. Savitri Devi , (2003) 8 SCC 319