When Muhammed Ahsan, then 18 years old, arrived in Pakistan’s capital to look for work, he had no idea that a chain of events would convert him into the city’s new and distinctive performance artist, the first living statue of Pakistan and now famously called the Golden Man of Islamabad.
Ahsan, who is covered in gold from head to toe, stands on street corners, getting a lot of favorable attention from both onlookers and officials. While his type of act is not uncommon in Europe and many other Asian nations, Ahsan is the first to be noticed in Islamabad.
Since Islamabad’s deputy commissioner, Hamza Shafqaat, uploaded his photo on social media, providing him special permission to perform across the city, he has grown in popularity.
Ahsan, who is originally from Karachi, moved to Islamabad to hunt for job. But, despite his best efforts, he was unable to find work, and on the verge of giving up, he began to watch videos on TikTok to cheer himself up.
A golden smartphone and headphones complete his sparkling ensemble. He also has a golden backpack on his back.
His biggest fans are schoolchildren, who want to snap pictures with him, but he also attracts fruit vendors, walkers, and car drivers, who frequently stop over to shake his hand.
Golden Man laughed, “I can’t tell you how many people stop and take pictures with me.” “Many of them make movies, and some even invite me to their homes so that I may take pictures with their families.” Overall, I found it to be a pleasant experience.”
Ahsan, the youngest of seven siblings, said he wants to use social media to increase his reputation so he can support his family.