The pyaara chai wala has become world famous now. Thanks to the keen eyes and photographic skills of Jiah Ali and the internet’s tharakpan, our lad is a famous man.
— Divergent (@Neurotic_Romeo) October 17, 2016
After his sudden fame, the whole world seemed to be on a search for the eyes that launched a million tweets.
— Saher Sohail (@pakistanimartha) October 18, 2016
And today, we’ve found him.
Jiah Ali, the photographer who captured the guy, has taken media from all over the country to meet the guy here in Islamabad and here’s everything you need to know about him:
— Shahzeb Saleh Zada (@shahzebsalehzad) October 17, 2016
His name is Arshad Khan
For everyone pretending to be him or saying his name is Nasir, Yasser or whatever else, we see you and we know you’re fake.
Arshad is JUST 18
Unaware of his world fame, Arshad had been hustling at the chai shop before the media swooped in on him.
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) October 17, 2016
He was a fruit seller before he started making the garma garam chai
He’s been working at the chai shop for only three months.
Arshad hails from Mardan, originally
He’s been living in the town of Golra Sharif near Islamabad, in search of better economic prospects.
And he comes from a BIG family
— Sheikhspeare ?? (@Sheikh_Oye) October 18, 2016
As soon as literally every news outlet in the country swooped in on Arshad to “make him a star” his friends started teasing him that he’d lose his job because he was posing for pictures and not making chai.
Well Arshad, you probably won’t have to be making tea in the near future, thanks to Jiah Ali:
Here’s Jiah posing for a photograph with MangoBaaz team member Haadia.
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