Gujranwala friendship break-up meme sells for $51,530 in auction

By: News Desk      Published: 11:58 AM, 5 Aug, 2021
Gujranwala friendship break-up meme sells for $51,530 in auction
The meme.

A Gujranwala man’s friendship breakup announcement on social media went viral because it was about his best friend and years later, the post which had become a popular meme was auctioned off as an NFT (non-fungible token), and sold on Friendship Day for $51,350, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday. 

Muhammad Asif Raza Rana, a Gujranwala man announced in 2015 titled, ‘Friendship ended with Mudasir’. The Facebook post had gone viral and earned global headlines before becoming an all-time favourite meme.

The post explained how Rana found a new best friend in Salman Ahmad Naqash after taking away the title from Mudasir Ismail Ahmad, who had been his best friend until then.

Informing people about the major update about his life, Rana alleged that Ahmad was selfish and had an attitude problem.

Now in 2021, the announcement-turned-meme was auctioned as one of Pakistan’s first meme NFT, selling for $51,530 in Poland, which conducted the sale on the digital art marketplace Foundation, the world’s largest platform for NFT listings.

“I would never have known that [the post] would go so viral and that it would spread all over the world. So many news agencies interviewed us. We’ve even had a cartoon made about us,” Rana said.

“The people of Poland love it so much. I received Polish visa offers from two or three people. They even wrote my name on the walls there,”  he added.

Reporter Zahid Iqbal Rana