Anushka Sharma pays tribute to 'ABJ Kalam Azad' instead of Dr Kalam

Bollywood actor misspells former Indian president's name as she tweets about his demise

Web Desk July 28, 2015

As India mourned the death of the country’s former president and top scientist APJ Abdul Kalam, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma joined celebrities grieving his demise on social media only to mistake him for someone else.

The Bollywood actor took to Twitter and wrote, “Very sad to hear about the passing of ABJ Kalam Azad. Loss of an inspiring visionary and a wonderful soul. May his soul RIP.”

Sharma not only misspelled APJ as 'ABJ' but also changed Abdul Kalam to 'Kalam Azad'. Kalam Azad was an Indian freedom fighter.

However, soon after the actor deleted her tweet sent out to her 5.4 million followers and tweeted again with the correct spelling.

On Monday, the Bombay Velvet actor had tweeted warning her followers that she would block those who “rant nonsense with no sense of responsibility.”

Read: Big B responds as Anushka warns Twitter followers

India's former president and top scientist APJ Kalam, who played a lead role in the country's nuclear weapons tests, died on Monday, a hospital official said. He was 83.

Kalam collapsed during a lecture at a management institute in the northeastern Indian city of Shillong, and was declared dead.

India declared seven days of national mourning for Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, who served as India's 11th president between 2002 and 2007, as is standard after the death of a former leader.

Read: Transitions: India’s former president Abdul Kalam passes away

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi plaid tribute to Kalam, who was elected to the top post during the previous Bharatiya Janata Party rule, saying he had "always marvelled at his intellect, learnt so much from him".

"India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful president and above all an inspiring individual," his office said in a statement.


Bhu | 7 years ago | Reply @Bairooni Haath: No they are not!!! They are individual personalities who deserve individual respect. What's annoying is her whole tweet If you don't even know who the person you are talking about is, how can he be inspiring and a wonderful soul to you?? Why such fake desperation for publicity??? This is almost insulting to him and the people who truly admire him. what would you call a person who says so many things without even knowing a close person of yours' who is dead??
Bairooni Haath | 7 years ago | Reply She got confused between Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad which is understandable since the two are almost twins.
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