There is not a single person in India perhaps, who doesn’t know who Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is. Abhinandan returned to India with pride on March 1 after the Pakistani army released him from captivity.
But apart from his courage, patriotism, and valour, there is another reason for his popularity now in the fashion trends. His signature gunslinger moustache or ‘mooch’ with mutton chop style has become a talk of the town.
Many posters which were campaigned for the release of Abhinandan featured his moustache which has now become a trademark.
Young men across the nation are hankering to sport the moustache. They are flocking to their barbers to have their moustache styled just like Abhinandan. They are posting their pictures on social media to pay tribute to Abhinandan’s unbent bravery and valour.
“I don’t own a Handle bar mustache like yours, but…. This one for you Braveheart…wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, Welcome Home!!” one user on Facebook.
— Moochwala (@themoochwala) March 2, 2019
My Amul Mooch! for Abhinandan ji pic.twitter.com/0GHCCwuziu
— Saurabh Kapoor (@eyefai) March 2, 2019
— David (@davidsetu) March 2, 2019
— Shalini Jamwal (@ShaliniJamwal32) March 2, 2019
— Rohit (@rohitfedup) March 2, 2019
Not only this, Amul, the dairy band, known for its to the point and unique doodle style and heart-touching advertisements, has come up with its latest video ad celebrating Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Vartaman’s courage.
Amul posted the ad on Twitter on Mar 2 with the caption, “#Amul Mooch: To Abhinandan from Amul!”.
— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) March 2, 2019
The ad caught much praise on Twitter with people complimenting the video on its relevant content.
— ?? Dr D Datta ?? (@ddatta16) March 2, 2019
— Himalayan Monk(Amol) (@Himalayan_Monk) March 2, 2019
Proud to be associated with Amul.. 🙂
— Chandra (@NahataCA) March 2, 2019
Fantastic Advt. Good thinking creative team?
— La Belle Art India (@BelleIndia) March 3, 2019
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was held captive for three days after his MiG 21 Bison crashed down while chasing Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 fighter jet which had transgressed into the Indian space. While he was held captive, Pakistan uploaded his videos in which shows how Abhinandan whose face drenched in blood stands firm in front of the enemy.
He was released by Pakistan on March 1 after Pakistan Prime Minister in a joint session in Parliament announced that Pakistan will return Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as a ‘peace gesture’.