Javed Akhtar: Sangeet Som’s ignorance of history really monumental

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has lashed out at Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Sangeet Som’s “ignorance of history” for calling the Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world, “a blot on Indian culture”.

In a video which surfaced and went viral on social media on Wednesday, Som addressed a gathering where he called the Taj Mahal “a blot on Indian culture” and said “it was built by an emperor who wanted to finish off Hindus”.

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