Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is known for his brilliant English. Often, the words that Tharoor speaks and writes in English are passed over the heads of most people. Few people have read and heard these words, now such a mobile app has come, which is claiming to teach English like Shashi Tharoor.

Tharoor has warned of legal action against an English learning app. The app is accused of using Shashi Tharoor’s name and photograph for his publicity without his permission.

This has been drawn to my attention by many unwitting students who were misled by this app. I wish to make it clear that I have no connection to this app & have NOT endorsed it in any way. I will take legal action to stop the misuse of my name & image for commercial purposes.

Shashi Tharoor shared a screenshot promoting this one on Twitter. In which an app named Blackboard Radio (BBR) is seen claiming in its advertisement that it will teach English to speak, write and read like Shashi Tharoor. It had a picture of Shashi Tharoor with the claim of teaching English to everyone from children to elders and wrote – Learn to speak fluent English like Shashi Tharoor.

Tharoor wrote, “It has been brought to my notice by many unknown students who were misled through this app.” I want to clarify that I have nothing to do with this app and I have never been endorsed in any way. I will take legal action to stop the misuse of my name and image for commercial use. ”Tharoor’s tweet has received a mixed response on social media.


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