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Amitabh Bachchan's tweet on Mary Kom angers northeast
Rahul Karmakar, Hindustan Times
Guwahati, August 08, 2012
First Published: 11:07 IST(8/8/2012)
Last Updated: 18:53 IST(8/8/2012)

Amitabh Bachhan got his geography wrong in a tweet on MC Mary Kom, making many wonder if he deserved to carry the Olympic torch.

Mary Kom!! wins boxing bout, insured (sic) a Bronze! What a story! A Mother of two from Assam, creates moment of pride for India!!" read his Twitter message on the boxer Manipur loves to call Magnificent Mary.
"A person of Bachhan's stature should at least brush up on geography before tweeting. What a shame that he does not where Mary comes from... How much more discrimination can Northeast get from the mainland?" asked Shillong-based rights activist Agnes Kharshiing.

"If Manipur is Assam, then probably Mumbai is Allahabad," said Imphal-based TV anchor Y Rupachandra.

"It is good that Big B is elated by Mary's achievement so far but sad that he has the Indian map all jumbled up." The actor later apologised for his gaffe.

What's your take on Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter faux pas?

Twitterati corrects @SrBachchan

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