Every now and then, Shashi Tharoor gets us acquainted with words that we have never heard before.

However, just when we thought he knows it all, he ended up making two blunders.

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Wishing legendary poet Mirza Ghalib on his birthday, he tweeted some lines written by him. 

That is where he went wrong because it was neither Ghalib’s birthday nor his work. 

And the person to point that out was none other than lyricist Javed Akhtar. He replied to Tharoor’s tweet, pointing out that he has been misinformed.

Not only this, Javed Akhtar called out many other people who had wrongly quoted Mirza Ghalib.

While other people decided to keep mum, Shashi Tharoor graciously accepted his mistake and posted an apology tweet:

What an exasperating farrago of distortions, man!