Modi trolled for wishing Afghan president three months in advance

Published: February 14, 2016


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.


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.”

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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

    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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