Watch: Alumni of King Khan’s alma mater react to claims of SRK “spitting” at Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral
Shah Rukh Khan grabbed attention in the social media after a video clip showing him paying last respects to India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar in Shivaji Park, Mumbai went viral with the wrong claim that the actor spat on the singer’s mortal remains.
India Today Anti-Fake News War room (AFWA) found this misleading, it reported, adding that Khan did not spit rather he blew air after offering prayers.
In the viral video, the actor can be seen folding his hands, then raising them in prayer openly and then he blew out air from his mouth as he bent over Lata Mangeshkar’s mortal remains.
Reciting holy verses and then blowing air is called Ruqyah in Islamic tradition, said India Today.
With video and claim going viral on the social media, many alumni of Jamia were also upset claiming that it was a way by SRK as he is a Muslim and it is a traditional thing.
Jamia alumni Harkirat Kaur, Aqdas Sami and Fouzul Azmi spoke on the issue.
Mangeshkar died on Sunday at the age of 92 due to mul-tiple organ failure. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on January 8, after she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and pneumonia, reported Hindustan Times.
The centre had announced two days of mourning, during which the National Flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India, reported the HT.