18:46 GMT06 June 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture posing during a solar eclipse has triggered a meme fest on Twitter. The prime minister shared pictures of himself watching the solar eclipse and said he was enthusiastic like many other Indians.

    Modi’s picture sporting a brown zip-up, red muffler and glasses while looking at the sun turned out to be perfect meme material for netizens.

    ​Soon after, one of the users stated the obvious in the Tweet – “This is becoming a meme”. To a surprise, the post was retweeted by Modi and he even invited the user to enjoy.

    ​While some netizens hailed the prime minister as Mr Cool, others channelled their creativity creating memes and comparing the picture with shots from Bollywood movies.

    India witnessed its last 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse of the decade on Thursday. The partial solar eclipse in the country began at 0759 Hrs Indian Standard Time (IST) and ended at approximately 1131 Hours IST. In Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states, the partial eclipse was clearly seen in varying magnitudes, depending on its geographical position.

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