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Book neither part of govt school curriculum nor published by state: TMC

PTI
Published : Aug 20, 2018, 1:41 pm IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2018, 1:41 pm IST

The error went viral on social media on Sunday and Akhtar had urged the state government to rectify it.

The 44-year-old actor, who essayed the role of Milkha Singh in the 2013 biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', took to Twitter to point out that a still from the film had been incorrectly used in the book instead of the athlete's photo. (Photo: Twitter | @Lyfeghosh)
 The 44-year-old actor, who essayed the role of Milkha Singh in the 2013 biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', took to Twitter to point out that a still from the film had been incorrectly used in the book instead of the athlete's photo. (Photo: Twitter | @Lyfeghosh)

Kolkata: A day after actor Farhan Akhtar pointed out an error in a textbook depicting him as legendary athlete Milkha Singh, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien on Monday said the book was neither a part of government school curriculum nor was it published by the state.

The senior TMC leader, however, assured Akhtar that efforts were being made to track the private publishing company that printed the school textbook.

Read: West Bengal: School textbook uses Farhan Akhtar's image, captions it Milkha Singh

"Thanks Farhan. Ref the wrong pic of Milkha Singh. Checked with education minister of state. He tells me it isn't a textbook for government schools. Nor is it published by government," he tweeted last night.

"Trying to track the private publishing company. They ought to correct the mistake in future editions," he said.

The actor, too, thanked O'Brien for his response.

"Appreciate your response. Tagged you since you take education very seriously," he tweeted.

The error went viral on social media on Sunday and Akhtar had urged the state government to rectify it.

Milkha Singh, known as 'The Flying Sikh' was the first Indian to win an individual athletics gold medal at Commonwealth Games in 1958.

The 44-year-old actor, who essayed the role of Milkha Singh in the 2013 biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', took to Twitter to point out that a still from the film had been incorrectly used in the book instead of the athlete's photo.

The actor-director tagged West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee and Derek O'Brien in his tweet.

Chatterjee on Sunday said the government will take necessary steps after finding out the details.

Akhtar received critical acclaim for his performance and 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' bagged National Awards in two categories - Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Choreography.

Tags: tmc, derek o brien, farhan akhtar, milkha singh, partha chatterjee
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]
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