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Pakistan’s Chand Nawab is selling his viral clip as an NFT with an opening bid of Rs10mn

04:18 PM | 31 Aug, 2021
Pakistan’s Chand Nawab is selling his viral clip as an NFT with an opening bid of Rs10mn

KARACHI – Famous Pakistani reporter, who had first gone viral in 2008 with his iconic clip, is now selling his Karachi Se clip as a non-fungible token (NFT) and he expects bidding to start at $64,354.

The famous clip was originally uploaded on a video streaming platform in 2008 which featured Chand who was struggling to report the Eid Festival frenzy at the busy railway station. In a bid to record the clip to broadcast on a private news channel, the journalist was being continuously interrupted by passersby; while the original clip has amassed more than millions of views so far.

A Non-fungible token is a unique digital asset encrypted with the creator's signature, which authenticates it as their original work. Many famous artists have become coveted collector's items and have enjoyed an explosion in popularity in recent days and Journalist Chand Nawab, who got fame with the ‘Piece to Camera’ clip, is the latest to jump the bandwagon.

The fans of the Pakistani reporter got shocked as the minimum bid price to purchase the iconic clip is 20 Ethereum tokens which is around Rs 10 Million PKR.

“I’m Chand Nawab, a journalist, and reporter by profession. In 2008, a video of me surfaced on YouTube in which I fumbled while reporting Eid Festival frenzy at a Railway station. While reporting, I was contently interrupted by people, my fumbling and constant irritation made this video viral getting millions of views on YouTube and Facebook”, he wrote in the bio section on the bidding platform.

The caption also added “My popularity again surged in 2016 when my viral video inspired Indian filmmaker Kabir Khan to create Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character in his 2015 blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan. I got fame overnight getting a lot of love and appreciation from India and Pakistan especially from Bollywood star Salman Khan and another cast of Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

The development is a follow-up of a famous Friendship meme that was auctioned at $51,776.

The social media post told the story of Rana finding a new best friend in Salman Ahmad Naqash and taking away the title from Mudasir Ismail Ahmad, who had been Rana's best friend until then.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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