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In this picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, Pakistani fans receive Muhammad Shahid Nazir, center, who sings "One Pound Fish," upon his arrival from London at Lahore airport in Pakistan. The 31-year-old Pakistani fishmonger catapulted to fame in recent weeks in the unlikeliest of circumstances: while hawking frozen snapper and mackerel for one British pound ($1.61) at Queens Market in London. “One Pound Fish changed my whole life,” said Nazir, who returned to Pakistan to a hero’s welcome and has been inundated with requests to perform and do advertisements. “I am so happy now.”

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Whale of a tale: Pakistani fishmonger now pop star

Muhammad Shahid Nazir is a testament to the age-old adage that if you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, but if you teach a man to sing about fish, his song will shoot up the British pop chart.

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