Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had an oopsy moment on Twitter on Tuesday when he mistakenly referred to Nobel Laureate Sir CV Raman's birth anniversary as death anniversary.
His tweet read: "All diversities arise from the same source; remembering the scientist who gave us the Raman effect, Dr CV Raman on his death anniversary."
Reminded in 27 responses about his blooper, the tweet got deleted from his handle six hours later without any explanation. The incident is ironic because Chandrababu and his team are reputed to be tech-savvy and pride themselves on their social media networking skills.
Seen against this background, six hours for a gaffe to stay up on Twitter is shameful to say the least.