Delhi: Maulana Abul Kalam Ghulam Mohiuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin AlHussaini Azad or commonly known as Maulana Azad was the leader of the Indian National Congress during Indian independence movement. His birthday (November 11, 1888) is being celebrated as National Education Day in India, in remembrance of his contribution to the education sector of the country.

The All India Mahila Congress too took to Twitter to remember Maulana Azad. But instead of writing Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Tweet read Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad. 

Within minutes, the Tweet received flak for Congress misspelling the name of its own leader. The Tweet was posted in the morning, but the Congress leaders have not bothered to check the spelling nor to correct it.


He was not just a Congress leader. In 1923, when he was 35, Maulana Azad became the youngest person President of the Indian National Congress.

Maulana Azad was elected as a member of foundation committee to establish Jamia Millia Islamia at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh in 1920. This educational institute was established without any help from the British government. In fact, Maulana Azad played an important role in shifting the university campus from Aligarh to New Delhi in 1934. 

In Arabic, abdul is made of two words: abd (meaning 'servant') and ul (of) whereas the ab of abul means 'father'. A person named Abul Kalam is supposed to be eloquent ('father of speech' literally) whereas an Abdul Kalam is supposed to follow orders.

This tells us how much Congress cares about its leaders. In case the Tweet has been deleted at least now, you can see the glaring mistake here: