Pranab Mukherjee with Hamza Saifi in a picture posted on Twitter Photograph: (Twitter)
He served as the 13th President of India
In what can be called a first, former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee posted a selfie on Twitter on Thursday and Twitter couldn't stop talking about it.
The 81-year-old posted a photo with a kid named Hamza Saifi who taught him to click selfies.
The post read: "It is always a pleasure to meet children. Seen here with young visitor Hamza Saifi who taught me how to take a #selfie #CitizenMukherjee"
After Mukherjee posted the photo, Twitter users couldn't stop gushing about it:
excellent pic and wishing for your good health Sir— Partha Bhattacharya (@partha_iffco) August 31, 2017
This is the cutest selfie I have seen in the recent times...— amateur_photogr (@oneyedlenswoman) August 31, 2017
Good to see u sir ...God bless and keep smilng and we would all love to take selfies with u sir— SUnShINE (@Mrssuns43188380) August 31, 2017
Sir you are simple and great - we are proud of you— TIRANGA MERA SHAAN (@RDAKSHINA) August 31, 2017
Hahaha ! That's the reason pranab mukherjee is a great person,as he knows the values of individual— Nigar Khan (@NigarKhan5) August 31, 2017
Interestingly, it was Mukherjee who launched the ‘Selfie with Daughter’ initiative as a part of Beti Padhao Beti Bacho in 2015. This was at the time when he was the 13th President of India. Pranab Mukherjee had a five-year-term from 2012 to 2017.