A 44-year-old painter belonging from a village in Lower Dir has gained the attention of the media and public for his uncanny resemblance to cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.
Ayaz alias Babu Imran Khan’s striking resemblance to newly-elected Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has brought him to the limelight.
Besides looking like the PM, he also carries himself with the same demeanour and makes facial expressions like the legendary cricketer himself.
“In 2013 General Elections, people noticed my similar looks to Imran Khan and started calling me by his name,” said Ayaz while speaking to a local media outlet.
The painter said that his fondest memory is the day he met with Imran Khan personally, although he did not disclose many details of the meeting.
“I have a lot of age difference with Imran. I am 44, Imran is around 64 years old,” added the doppelganger with a familiar smile.
Ayaz also revealed that his life is similar to the premier’s personal life. He got married at the age of 41 and his wife is also known as a ‘spiritual healer’. “My wife is also a Hafiz-e-Quran and I am very proud of her,” he said.
Ayaz said that he feels honoured when people come to take photographs beside him.