Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Saudi national, when told that he had stunning resemblance to Oommen Chandy, the chief minister of the southern state of Kerala in India, was not only surprised, but also expressed his eagerness to meet him in the near future.
During an iftar fast-breaking meet organized by the Jazan chapter of the Overseas Indian Cultural Congress, it was pointed out to Hassan Al Asiri about the likeness. Soon thereafter, there was a scramble by Keralites, who were present there in large number, to have selfies shot in his company.
The pictures went viral after getting posted in the social media and were a huge sensation. Now Al Asiri has serious plans to travel to Kerala meet Kerala’s leader.
Back home, some friends of Chandy’s showed him the pictures. He was more than amused. On learning that Asiri was planning a visit soon after Ramadan, he said he would be more than happy to receive him.
A recent report from Canada also spoke about another look-alike of Chandy being seen there. It should not be a surprise if some creative producer-director comes out with a movie on the subject.