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An awkward moment for Twitter-savvy Indian premier

An awkward moment for Twitter-savvy Indian premier

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Feb 13, 2016 - 10:20

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Twitter-savvy Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his alacrity, when it comes to using the social media.

But on Friday, when he wished President Ashraf Ghani a happy birthday on Twitter, Modi seemed to be a bit too early. 

To the premier’s embarrassment, Ghani replied with thanks to the wishes but said February 12 was not his birthday.

Ghani’s date of birth, according to his biography, is May 19, 1949. However, the Indian leader waited until yesterday to greet the Afghan president.

“Greetings from Munich Mr. PM. Although, my birthday is on 19th May, but I'd still like to thank you for your gracious words),” Ghani tweeted back.

Modi’s faux pas prompted Twitter users to come up with pleasant reactions. In a lighter vein, one Twtterite asked Google to update its database of birthday.

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