Imran Khan Wrongly Attributes Rabindranath Tagore’s Quote To Khalil Gibran; Gets Called Out By Twitterati

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (ARIF ALI/AFP/GettyImages) 

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has received extensive backlash on Twitter and other social media for falsely attributing a quote by Rabindranath Tagore to Lebanese writer Khalil Gibran.

The quote in question is, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service is joy.”

Khan tweeted the same yesterday (19 June) through his official Twitter account. It did not take long, however, for users to call him out on the blatant falsity of the attribution to Gibran. The Pakistani prime minister has as of yet not retracted the tweet or offered an explanation for the misattribution.


Here is the original tweet:

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