This is the fake message that fooled many on social media on Thursday and Friday, and sent the internet, or at least a part of it, in a tizzy.
UNESCO has declared Narendra Modi the best PM of the World. No matter your personal view about him, every Indian should be proud— Joy (@Joydas) June 23, 2016
Congratulation to all of us Our PM *"NARENDRA D. MODI" is now declared as the BEST PM OF THE WORLD by UNESCO*.— Good Looking Rascal (@EncapsulatdSoul) June 23, 2016
Very proud to be an INDIAN.
The message which is said to have originated on WhatsApp- several WhasApp groups were also celebrating the "news"- and later circulated on other social media sites tricked many including international billiards champion Pankaj Advani.
When he realised that the message was fake, he tweeted saying that a wrong tweet made by him gets more attention than when he wins a world title.
However, no sooner did it become clear that message was a sham, netizens did not wait to slam those spreading the rumour or those who had been fooled by it.
Congrats, Narendra Modi-ji for getting voted Best PM Ever by UNESCO - United Nagpur Extreme Sanghi Chaddi Organization.— Nehr-who? (@threeinchfooll) June 25, 2016
Dear people on social media, our PM Narendra Modi HAS NOT been declared the best PM by UNESCO. UNESCO has better things to do. Seriously.— Mihir Bijur (@MihirBijur) June 24, 2016
UNESCO has declared Narendra Modi as the best PM and subramanian swamy as the best comedian. Proud virat Hindu moment.— lisa cuddy (@WhiskeeyRiver) June 23, 2016