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    “I never said that ”: Anand Mahindra finds quote wrongly attributed to him!

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    We come across many words quoted by famous personalities and celebrities which inspire us or amaze us. The words which are said by famous personalities never fail to spread all over social media platforms within a minute. But sometimes, there have been situations where some people just wrongly mention the quoting and the famous personalities, which sometimes lead to a lot of confusion and even controversies. And you know, that as a wide range of information and news are available at our fingertips these days, it usually becomes hard to believe and thus makes us susceptible to believing in fake content. Similarly, business tycoon Anand Mahindra, well-known also for his constant activeness on social media has recently tried to deal with all such stress with a dash of humor, and the internet is loving it for sure!

    As you know that the internet is full of quotes, The Mahindra Group Chairman debunked one such quote which was shared on Instagram with his photo and his name. “An average Indian man spends his day following women on social media, putting his hopes into sports teams and leaving his dreams in the hand of a politician that doesn’t care,” the post which was made on Instagram, read attributing it to him, which was, according to Mahindra himself, was wrong.

    As soon as Mahindra saw the Instagram post, he took to his Twitter handle and wanted to debunk this wrong news. The industrialist not only threatened to take “legal action” for the fabricated quote but also promised to deal with such a situation, bringing his A-game as he shared some of the most relatable memes. He shared two memes, from which one featured himself and another meme which also featured Arshad Warsi.

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    Well, it is also shocking to know that this is the second time this week, fake information about him has been circulating online. Similar to this one, on Friday, Mahindra had also debunked a report which talked about how his new investment made him richer this year and that he’s sharing his “secret” with everybody. Anand Mahindra also expressed shock regarding a piece of fake news about his cryptocurrency investment.

    The way he always deals with this type of fake news has never failed to make people impressed and thus netizens have always loved it. As many netizens appreciated his sense of humor, with many joining him in the manifest to keep his spirits up, the netizens also didn’t forget to thank him and keep his spirits up for clarifying.

    A Twitter user wrote jokingly, “How it is like, posting your own meme by you sir ji” , while the other one said, “Misinformation is a million dollar industry , thanks for highlighting it for last few days , hope it creates awareness among leadership to keep a eye on it.” 

    Yet another one tweeted, “Sir, on the other hand you are now in the company of greats such as Lincoln, Einstein, Voltaire, Shakespeare, et al. The quotes attributed to them!”

    You may be aware that this is not the first time this has been done to any business tycoon. Earlier in September, Ratan Tata too faced such a situation and also spoke up about his concern on seeing a falsely attributed quote doing rounds on social media. Thus, he also clarifies that it wasn’t said by him.

    Sneha Sivakumar
    I am a student and will be stepping into my college life soon! Apart from writing, I love coding and reading books. I like to learn new things and upgrade myself!

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