Modi trolled for wishing Afghan president three months in advance

Published: February 14, 2016
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been left red faced after he wished Afghan President Ashraf Ghani a happy birthday a full three months in advance.

“Praying for your long life and exceptional health and a joyful journey ahead,” Modi tweeted to the Afghan president on February 12.

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To this, Ghani politely replied that his birthday was in fact on May 19:

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Modi may not be entirely at fault as Ghani’s profile on Google lists his birthday as being on February 12. It has since been edited.

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The mistake did not go unnoticed, of course.

One Twitter user in India even replied to Ghani saying, “We don’t care when you b’day is , if our honourable PM has wished you today, we will celebrate it today.”

Reader Comments (6)

  • Sanjay Sharma
    Feb 14, 2016 - 6:31PM

    Taking too much from any angle will put you in a sorry state. Modi should learn this principle. Recommend

  • Trivia
    Feb 14, 2016 - 8:40PM

    A trivial mistake is being given too importance. Take cognizance of more serious doings of Modi.Recommend

  • Sardar KHAN
    Feb 14, 2016 - 10:04PM

    What else could be expected from a publicity seeking troll.Recommend

  • Human
    Feb 15, 2016 - 1:16AM

    ROFL
    Modi continues to embarrass his country! Recommend

  • FAZ
    Feb 15, 2016 - 9:02AM

    Afghans have a habbit of not mentioning the correct date of births on recordsRecommend

  • ajeet
    Feb 15, 2016 - 5:53PM

    @Sardar KHAN:
    The Pakistani leaders are busy selling their country to the highest bidder and don’t understand IT or any other advanced technologies. Recommend

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