“Left se mat khao!” (“Don’t eat with your left hand!”)
“Left se mat likho!” (“Don’t write with your left hand!”)
Many of us have been subjected to these reprimands as kids. Some of us have grown to be left-handed despite the reprimands.
If you’re among the left-handed lot, today’s your day! Quite literally!
Every year, 13 August is celebrated as International Lefthanders Day.
Proud left-hander and Indian cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar tweeter a GIF of himself and captioned it, “I may be left-handed... but I’m always right. Happy #LeftHandersDay !”
He was joined by Sir Paul McCartney who said, “Hey all you lefties, have a happy #LeftHandersDay.”
To contribute to the celebrations, here’s a list of famous left-handed people.
Bollywood’s shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan is left-handed and so is his son, Abhishek Bachchan.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most famous left-handed leaders of the world.
Former United States President Barack Obama is also left-handed.
Top Gun and Mission: Impossible star, Tom Cruise is another famous lefty!
Legendary talk-show host, Oprah Winfrey is another addition to the list of famous left-handers.
The list goes on. It includes world thinkers, inventors, politicians, actors, and so on.
Some other honourable mentions are:
Leonardo da Vinci
Left-handed people seem to rule the world!
So, if someone questions your left-handedness, just show ‘em this list.
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