Imran Khan shares Rabindranath Tagore quote, says it is by Kahlil Gibran; Twitter trolls brutally

Updated: Jun 19, 2019, 18:55 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan took to social networking site Twitter to share an inspirational quote by Rabindranath Tagore with his followers but he attributed the same to Kahlil Gibran. Twitterati trolled him for the brutal mistake

Imran Khan. Pic/AFP
Imran Khan. Pic/AFP

On June 19, 2019, former cricketer and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan became the center of trolls after the cricketer-turned-politician took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share an inspirational quote by Indian poet and musician Rabindranath Tagore.

Imran Khan posted a quote by Rabindranath Tagore on his official Twitter account but attributed the credit for the quote it to another writer by the name of Kahlil Gibran. The inspirational quote which Imran shared with his 9.8 million followers on Twitter read: I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

While sharing the quote with his followers, Imran tweeted: Those who discover and get to understand the wisdom of Gibran's words, cited below, get to live a life of contentment.

As per Imran Khan's Twitter post, the popular quite is by Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran. But soon Imran got a reality check as the inspirational quote belongs to famous Indian poet and Nobel Prize-winner Rabindranath Tagore. The original quote by Rabindranath Tagore reads: I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

After sharing the quote on Twitter with his followers, the post amassed 4 thousand re-tweets and more than 15 thousand likes with nearly 2 thousand users taking to the comments section to share their views and give Imran a reality check.

Post sharing the quote on Twitter, netizens and twitter trolls were on point and left no stone unturned to call him out for quoting Rabindranath Tagore and attributing it to Kahlil Gibran. Here's how netizens and Twitterati trolled Pakistan PM Imran Khan brutally:

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