Modi wished Ghani on his birthday for the second time this year. Modi on Thursday, greeted Ghani in a tweet and said: "Happy Birthday President @ashrafghani...got the date right this time."
Happy Birthday President @ashrafghani…got the date right this time. :)— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2016
Modi had earlier greeted the Afghan President on Feb 12, sending out warm wishes for a long life and exceptional health [PM greets Afghan President 3 months ahead of birthday, Twitter reacts].
Ghani, politely replied to that tweet and said: "Greetings from Munich Mr PM. Although my birthday is on May 19, but I'd still like to thank you for your gracious words."
@narendramodi Greetings from Munich Mr. PM. Although, my Birthday is on 19th May, but I'd still like to thank you for your gracious words :)— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) February 12, 2016
However, soon people pointed out the mistake and Modi's tweet became the butt of all jokes. Some even said that over-reliance on Google could have led to the mistake as Ghani's birth date is shown as February 12 on the search engine.