As Potterheads celebrate 'the boy who lived' - Harry Potter's 39th birthday on July 31, Mumbai Police, on Wednesday, shared a Marauder Map claiming to Mumbaikars that they can ensure that 'No Mischief is managed' if one dial 100.
Mumbaikars have loved the Hogwarts twist tweeting:
Meanwhile, the world celebrates J.K Rowling's brainchild - Harry Potter's birthday on Wednesday according to the Harry Potter book series. As revealed in the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter's birth year is 1980 as a 12-year-old Harry Potter attended Nearly Headless Nick’s 500th anniversary on October 31, 1992.
His birth month and date was then confirmed in the fifth book when he hears his Divination teacher Sybill Trelawney's prophecy stating '"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies.'
Hence, we arrive at the date July 31, 1980 - the Chosen One's birthday. Interestingly, J.K Rowling's birth date is July 31, 1965.
The Harry Potter series conceptualized by Joanne Kathleen Rowling hit shelves in the United Kingdom on June 26, 1997. It gained global fame in the next year as fiction fans all over the world fell in love with the boy wizard and the magical world. The book series has succeeded in breaking several records, crossing sales of 500 million copies in 2018, while its movie franchise produced by Warner Bros. Pictures drummed up over $7 billion at the box office.