Modi’s faux pas: Greets Ashraf Ghani on ‘birthday’

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday committed a faux pas when he greeted Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on his ‘birthday’ on twitter. Ghani’s birthday is on May 19.

“Happy birthday @ashrafghani. Praying for your long life & exceptional health and a joyful journey ahead,” tweeted Modi.

Ghani was quick to respond: “@narendramodi Greetings from Munich Mr. PM. Although, my Birthday is on 19th May, but I’d still like to thank you for your gracious words :)”

The mistake may have happened as Google throws up Ghani’s date of birth as February 12, 1949.

Their tweets went viral, with the twitterati speaking out in jest.

“@ashrafghani if shri shri @narendramodi has wished u on 12th Feb, then u must celebrate ur bday on this dt every yr frm now on ?? Bas final ??,” tweeter user Komal.

Another user Santoesha Bissesar tweeted: “Don’t the trust the Google :)”

The tweets of both the politicians were later not available on their twitter handle, but the screenshots of the two tweets were re-tweeted by many.

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