Gujral is alive: Rumour on Twitter declares former PM dead
- Nov 30, 2012, 11:27 AM IST
New Delhi: Twitter went abuzz with reports of former Prime Minister IK Gujral's death after Firstpost posted it on the micro-blogging site.
Firstpost later removed the news and many sought apology for the wrong tweet.
Seeking apology, Vir Sanghvi wrote,"I am now told that IK Gujral is extremely critical but alive. Sorry. Went by the tweet from @firstpostin"
Slamming the Firstpost, Jahangeer Paleri wrote,"Why are you posting these type of sensitive news irresponsibly ??!! Shame ! RT @firstpostin Former Indian PM IK Gujral passes away."
Even Wikipedia declared the 92-year-old leader as dead.
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