While the Indians mourn the death of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, there are a few who have been expressing their anger towards Jharkhand's Education Minister Neera Yadav, who recently paid homage to Kalam, well in advance.
This can be a coincidence, but furious Twitterati now call Yadav a "futurist".
Yadav became the butt of all jokes on social media after she paid floral tributes to Kalam, who was then alive, during a function at a school in Jharkhand's Koderma district.
According to Hindu tradition, garlanding a person's photo is to mark respect for dead people.
The photos of the minister garlanding the former president's photo had gone viral on social media and Yadav was attacked by Twitterati for her colossal ignorance.
— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) July 22, 2015
However, in response to the blooper, the minister then reportedly claimed there is nothing wrong in garlanding photographs of great leaders, as it is a way of paying respect to them.
Now, social media users are considering the Jharkhand minister's "stupid" act as a bad omen and have been attacking her on micro-blogging site Twitter after Kalam was declared dead on Monday evening.
Check out some Twitter reaction below:
I retract my previous status update. She is officially a futurist.
Recall how Jharkhand Minister Neera Yadav garlanded APJ Abdul Kalam's picture a few days ago. Stupid act. Bad omen.
In hindsight, I realised Neera Yadav knew exactly what she was doing when she garlanded late Dr. Abdul Kalam's photo.
22Jul - Jharkhand Minister Neera Yadav gave a floral tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
27Jul - APJ Abdul Kalam passes away.
5days ago Education minister of Jharkhand Neera Yadav paid floral tribute to APJ ABDUL KALAM which led to controversy.. Today we here the news he is no more.. RIP to missile man of india Dr. A.P.J ABDUL KALAM
Education minister of jharkhand, Neera yadav should get all the curses.
Is anyone interviewing Neera Yadav, that overzealous Jharkhand Education Minister?