Javed Akhtar is the latest celebrity to draw flak from Twitterati. The popular lyricist/screenwriter recently shared his grief on Twitter after hearing the news of singer Girija Devi’s demise. Although, there was nothing wrong in the tweet, except for a typo error; tweet peeps were quick to react.
Akhtar had initially written, “Girija Devi was not only a great classical sinner but a national treasurer. We are poorer without her.”
As soon as this tweet was rolled out, people started commenting on it and started making memes on the veteran. However, the tweet was later deleted post realisation of the error and Akhtar posted another tweet. But the damage had been done.
Girija Devi was not only a great classical singer but a national treasure too . We are poorer without her . Girija ji , AAP Ko mera salaam .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) October 24, 2017
Here is a look at the tweets that followed his post:
— Kausik Bhowmik (@BhowmikKausik) October 24, 2017
To “er” is Akhtar! Sinner:) Treasurer:), Angrezi mein bhi rhyming karne ke chakkar mein Gadbad Kar Dete ho:)
— Andy (@TweetbhejAndy) October 24, 2017
Other one deleted ??
— Kalyan Sen (@Iamkalyansen) October 24, 2017
लिखे पढ़े ,,,पढ़े लिखे ,,,,,,,अंतर जो समझ ले वह जावेद को समझ ले ,,,
— Alok Srii (@AlokSrii) October 24, 2017
Thank god you corrected it. Otherwise it would’ve made headlines again, just like the tweet with your son @FarOutAkhtar which was an irony by the way!
— The Madrasi (@imadrasi) October 24, 2017
Aap ko bhi mera salaam aapki history ki knowledge k liye.I would like to clap for u. pic.twitter.com/fT9tj9iddV
— Avinash Singh (@AvixBarbarian) October 24, 2017
sinner?? that makes you national kayar and national tailor..now i am wondering if the 3rd failed marksheet was of your son or you or both
— ŘŐŇÎĶ PÆŤƏŁ (@patel_ronik) October 25, 2017
The singer, a Thumri exponent, died following a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Kolkata. She was 88.
She was brought to the hospital in a critical official and breathed her last around 9 p.m., a BM Birla Hospital spokesperson said.