The video that went viral in 2008 featuring a local reporter, Chand Nawab has been put up for auction as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT), on a website named Foundation.
The reserve price for the video on the website is $64,756.60 (around Rs10,787,763.14).
“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,” wrote Nawab while explaining what the video meme was about.
“My popularity again surged in 2016 when my viral video inspired Indian film maker Kabir Khan to create Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character in his 2015 blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” he added.
Earlier this month, the ‘Friendship ended with Mudasir’ meme, which went viral in 2015, was auctioned off as a Non-Fungible Token for $51,530 (roughly Rs8,491,427.73). The sale was concluded on the online platform Foundation, which facilitates live auctions for NFTs.