Bharat's 'ratna' Lata Mangeshkar was cremated with full state honours here on Sunday, her life and death testimony that the end of an era is not always a cliché and sometimes carries a ring of truth that imprints itself into a lasting memory. She was 92.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was also among the many who paid last respects to Mangeshkar at Shivaji Park. The actor, while paying tribute to the legend, read the dua and blew the air. However, several netizens gave it a communal angle and alleged that the star spit near the mortal remains.
The other set of people, however, clarified that the actor was "reading dua or was reciting any surah".
"People usually blow it on the body," one user noted. Check the reactions here.