Shahid Nazir become famous and internationally renowned personality after his song ‘1 Pound Fish’ became viral through social media. He appeared on ‘The X Factor’ and was signed by Warner Music but do you know other part of the story?
Pakistani born Shahid Nazir was born and raised in Pattoki never Punjab’s provincial capital Lahore. For a better life he immigrated to UK where he began working at a fish stall in Queen’s Market, London.
To attract customers he composed and sang ‘One Pound Fish’ which some people recorded and upload on YouTube, this become a internet sensation and soon everyone was singing this song and he became to be known as One Pound Fish Man or £1 Fish Man.
Then he appeared in ‘The X Factor’ after which he was signed by Warner Music which later released a new version of his 1 Pound Fish song which has 31 million views of YouTube.
Later he came to Pakistan to visit his family, there were rumours that he has been deported by UK immigration authorities because of some visa issues.
Shahid Nazir later revealed that after coming to Pakistan he again applied for UK Visa but his visa was rejected. He revealed that his visa was rejected twice because during his stay in UK he signed the deal with Warner Music as a entertainer & singer.
As he was there on student visa by signing the deal he breached the UK Immigration law, hence the UK Border Agency rejected his visa applications. He believes it was a technical mistake as he was not aware that the deal was a breach of his visa.
Shahid Nazir appealed to the Prime Minister of UK Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth to consider his visa application. But it seems that his appeals are being ignored by the UK authorities.