A TV anchor who berated a panelist for referring Rabindranath Tagore as Rabindranath 'Thakur' was trolled mercilessly opn Twitter.
For the uninititated, Tagore's surname was Thakur but it was later Anglicised as Tagore.
The viral video shows Zee News anchor Aman Chopra objecting to panelist, identified as TMC supporter Anirban Banerjee, for referring to Gurudev as Rabindranath 'Thakur'.
As Banerjee keeps saying Thakur, Chopra objects, "Pahle to naam thik se lijiye. Aapko naam bhi nahi pata. Rabindranath Thakur nahi Rabindranath Tagore hai (Take his name properly first. You don't even know his name. It's Rabindranath Tagore, not Rabindranath Thakur)."
The panelist corrects the anchor and says, "His name is Rabindranath Thakur. He was called Tagore by the British."
Watch the viral video here:
Twitterati trolled Chopra for his gaffe. Here are some tweets:
Earlier, a similar gaffe by a BJP spokesperson had gone viral. He was, however, corrected by Aaj Tak anchor Rohit Sardana.
Thakur to Tagore
For those who do not know, Tagore is just an Anglicised version of Thakur. Brahmans on many parts of Bengalis were referred to as "Tahkur" by other castes and thus it became as urname of many Bengali Brahmans. It is how Rabindranath Tagore's father's got his surname and so did Gurudev. Early British officials also called Brahman in their service Thakurs but the surname eventually came to be pronounced as Tagore.