Vivian Richards' daughter hits back at Ramiz Raja for laughing at ‘racist’ joke

12:00 PM | 17 Nov, 2023
Vivian Richards' daughter hits back at Ramiz Raja for laughing at ‘racist’ joke
Source: Twitter

Masaba Gupta, daughter of the iconic West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards and actress Neena Gupta, responded to former Pakistan skipper and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja’s laughter at a racist joke aimed at her parents.

Expressing her disappointment on X, previously Twitter, Gupta addressed Raja directly, criticising the lack of dignity in his behaviour and highlighting her dismay at witnessing him chuckle on national television at an outdated and offensive joke.

She urged Raja to evolve with the times, emphasizing the resilience she, her father, and her mother possess in the face of insensitive remarks.

“Dear Ramiz Raja (sir), grace is a quality few have. My father, mother, and I have it in abundance. You have none. It’s disheartening to witness you laugh on national TV in Pakistan at something the world stopped finding amusing about 30 years ago. Embrace the future. All three of us stand tall. #ramizraja,” she expressed.

The controversy stemmed from a video where a comedian made disparaging remarks about Vivian Richards’ skin tone, using the term ‘kaalia’ (meaning dark-skinned) in a derogatory manner. Despite the inappropriate nature of the comments, Raja and other guests on the show visibly found amusement in the offensive remarks.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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