Who is 'Tulsibhai'? Why is the name trending along WHO Chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PM Narendra Modi?

Swarna SrikanthUpdated: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 04:24 PM IST
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Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: PTI

World Health Organisation Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been given a new name, it's fully on Indian feels! The healthcare Chief can now be addressed as 'Tulsibhai'.

This came after the request by WHO Chief Dr Tedros to be given a Gujarati name at the Global AYUSH & Innovation Summit in Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. The name has references to 'Tulsi', the holy ayurvedic plant.

After this, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, "Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus aka Tulsi Bhai. I hope WHO DG @DrTedros loved the Gujarati name given to him by PM NarendraModi Ji."

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