Islamabad’s ”Chaiwala” has got viral as an Internet Crush. A discovery of Islamabad-based photographer Javeria Ali. Chaiwala — spotted at a tea stall in Islamabad’s Sunday Bazaar . The payara Chaiwala has become world famous now.http://images.dawn.com/news/1176430
Thanks to the keen eyes and photographic skills of Jiah Ali and the internet’s tharakpan, our lad is a famous man.
After his sudden fame, the whole world seemed to be on a search for the eyes that launched a million tweets.
Javeria, whose photography business goes by the name of Jiah’s Photography, says that some enterprising person realized the potential of the photograph before she did.
“Someone stole the picture from my Instagram since it had no watermark. This person claimed it to be hers.
Later, a girl on Twitter (@albatrouz_)posted it and it started trending.
Afterward, Facebook page Sheikhspere posted the tweet on their page. I found out then that it went viral.
“People started tagging me and my Facebook blew up. Then I had to run after all the pages to [have them] give [me] credit and tell them it was my image.
“And then [popular Indian Instagram account] India Pictures shared the photo and my insta went viral. Since yesterday, my phone and Facebook has been buzzing.
“Thanks to the girl who claimed it to be hers, [laughs] and the twitter account @albatrouz_.”
While Javeria knows little about the chaiwala, Twitter is having a field day with her important discovery.http://images.dawn.com/news/1176430
His name is Arshad Khan
Islamabad’s Chaiwala is actually Arshad Khan. He belongs to Mardan in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He has 17 siblings. He is 18 years old. His life has changed completely after he was photographed at his day job.
Following numerous articles by global and regional media brands, he accrued enough attention to make himself a commodity.
He’s since been signed by online retailer Fitin to model for the company. http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/blue-eyed-pakistani-chai-wala-becomes-internet-sensation-1475956