For over a month, photos of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's look-alikes were doing the rounds on social-media platforms. Now, the Congress leader's Saudi doppelganger Hassan al-Assiri is reportedly planning to visit Kerala to meet the CM, after some Keralites reportedly showed him the minister's photo.
Al-Assiri has a striking resemblance to the Kerala CM that is accentuated by grey hair and long nose, completed by a similar grey moustache and a carbon-copy smile.
According to some online Malayalam news portals, al-Assiri from Jizan was the chief guest during some of the Iftar parties hosted by some Malayalis after he became a star among them.
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Meanwhile, Chandy is also said to be happy to meet his look-alike.
"The chief minister would be only glad to meet al-Assiri, if he wishes to come here to meet him (Chandy)," sources close to the CM told IANS.
Earlier, another look-alike of Chandy was spotted in Canada by a professional photographer and the photos had gone viral on social media.