Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is in the middle of a controversy yet again. His alleged comments on Malala Yousafzai and Nobel Peace Prize has got him trending on Twitter.
The 59-year-old guru reportedly said:
I was in the past offered the Nobel Peace Prize, but I had rejected it as I only believe in working and not in being honoured for my work. We should always honour only to those who deserve it and I am totally against honouring Malala Yousafzai with the prize and it is of no use.
He made this statement when he was in Latur on Saturday to review the drought situation in Marathwada and was asked by a journalist whether he was interested in getting a Nobel price for peace.
So while the whole world cheers for Malala Yousafzai, Sri Sri’s displeasure about the matter was clearly apparent when he said:
What is the importance of an award when it is being presented to a 16-year-old girl, without even looking at what she has contributed
Twitter obviously took no time in ripping him apart, with almost no takers for Sri Sri’s ‘Nobel’ claims
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Lying Liar, Lie, Lie, Lie. https://t.co/SUnpo9j9Av
— Oxblood Ruffin 3.0 (@OxbloodRuffin) May 2, 2016
Amazing! The man who was seen too happy 2 get Padma award says he refused #NobelPeacePrize 🙂 https://t.co/WBcS5S8JSO via @ndtv
— Farrukh (@farrukhRK) May 2, 2016
Check out @SriSri‘s sour grapes: lying about being offered the Nobel Peace Prize. https://t.co/RobSnkIJHY
— Jody Radzik (@Kalieezchild) May 1, 2016
Dear @NobelPrize -Can you please confirm is this is true? – @SriSri says he was offered the Nobel but declined https://t.co/TF10Rq1DVY
— Yeh Log ! (@yehlog) May 2, 2016
They don’t just ‘offer’ you the Nobel, Sri Sri. Only if your noble enough to understand that. https://t.co/JIb2r8c47W
— Lepidopterophobic (@IchhadhariNaag) May 2, 2016
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the best humble bragger in the world! He’s just TOO GOOD to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. https://t.co/9zyBnNcvTP
— Govind Acharya (@gringostani) May 2, 2016
This noble cheapskate who ‘declined’ the Nobel Prize is yet to cough up 4.75 crores to NGT & clear the Yamuna mess https://t.co/Bo9kiNT3w6
— Chirpy Indian (@IndianPrism) May 2, 2016