Third time lucky! Anushka Sharma gets APJ Abdul Kalam’s name right in the third attempt

People across the country have expressed their grief on the sudden demise of India’s former president APJ Abdul Kalam. He passed away on Monday while delivering a lecture in Indian Institute of Management in Shillong. Cricketers and celebrities have poured in with their condolences through social media and so did Bollywood star Anushka Sharma but to a wrong name.

Social media is a ruthless place and you get pilloried here, and Anushka learned it on Monday night. In her tweet, Anushka, who is also Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli’s girlfriend, while paying homage to Kalam accidentally wrote ‘APJ Abdul Kalam’ as ‘ABJ Kalam Azad’. Surely she must have mistaken him for Abul Kalam Azad.


Recently, Anushka announced on Twitter that she won’t be tolerating any pessimism from her followers and fans on social media and then comes this. She deleted her tweet and posted another tribute but unfortunately got it wrong again.

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Finally, she got it right in the third attempt.

But the damage was already done.