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Anand Mahindra Tweets He's 'Ashamed' to Not have Known Tamil is World's Oldest Language

In a last to join the buzz was Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra Group, who took to Twitter to "confess" his shame of not knowing the 'language fact' that PM Modi had mentioned .

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Updated:October 1, 2019, 9:27 AM IST
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Anand Mahindra Tweets He's 'Ashamed' to Not have Known Tamil is World's Oldest Language
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Following the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 74th United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, there has been a lot of buzz about Tamil being "the oldest language of the world."

During his speech, PM Modi had quoted 3000-year old Tamil poet to describe India's idea of 'unity in diversity'.

Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra Group, who took to Twitter to "confess" his shame of not knowing the 'language fact' that PM Modi had mentioned.

He wrote, "I am ashamed to confess that until the PM mentioned at the @UN that Tamil is the oldest living language in the world, I was unaware of that fact. We need to to spread much greater knowledge & pride of that distinction throughout India."

In another tweet, he further added, "I attended a boarding school in Udhagamandalam & should have studied Tamil. Unfortunately, from my schoolmates, I learned only some choice words of abuse which make the Tamil speaking members of my board blush!"

The posts have garnered mixed views where people have argued whether Tamil is for real the oldest language.

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