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An unusual 'Happy Birthday' wish
Naim Naqvi | 19 Sep 2013

When in 1962, the Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe burst with emotions and sang a Happy Birthday song for John F Kennedy he joked for public consumption: 'I can now retire from politics after having had Happy Birthday sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way.' It was his 45th birthday. The world knew about their clandestine relationship.

Our very own Mallika Sherawat who is known for her straight talk couldn’t resist her feelings and put her heart on her sleeves as Narendra Modi piled another 63 ton to his life. She sent her wish to the Prime MInisterial candidate Modi in a suggestive trill “Happy Birtday Narendraji.”

Marilyn’s wish is now part of US history. Mallika is creating a new chemistry if not a port of history. If anyone interested in the color of the dress Mallika wore to wish – “It was pink.” His followers must have been delighted, it was the proof that NaMo is a real He Man.

That reminds me the greatest gathering at India Gate, the Birthday when Chowdhry Charan Singh, the only Prime Minister who didn’t speak from Red fort, celebrated 77th  milestone of his life.

The new generation would have to refer to history books to recall the departure from the power seat of that strong old man of Indian History.