Farhan wrote in his tweet to the Bengali education minister Partha Chatterjee: "There is a blatant error with the image used in one of the schoolbooks to represent Milkha Singh-ji. Could you ask the publisher to remember this? and to replace? book? "
The actor also tagged Trinamool Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, Derek O & # 39; Brien, in his tweet. Derek responded and wrote: "Thank you for the feedback." The MP also brought it to Chatterjee.
Chatterjee, also secretary general of TMC, told TOI: "This has nothing to do with the government, this is a book from a private publisher, but if this is brought to our attention, we will talk to the publisher and try to correct the error. "
O & # 39; Brien said: "I had investigated the case, it is a private publisher, the school education department is investigating it."
Milkha Singh, known as The Flying Sikh, was the first Indian to win an individual athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games (1958).
Akhtar received rave reviews and praise for his performance in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag & # 39 ;, which won two national prizes in the Best Popular Film with the categories Healthy Entertainment and Best Choreography.