Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who returned to India on Friday night after being in Pakistan Army's custody, is an inspiration for the entire country. The Indian Air Force pilot had fallen into Pakistan's clutches after his MIG-21 Bison shot and brought down a Pak F-16 as the Indian Air Force sent a 24-strong Pakistan Air Force jet-fighter formation packing, foiling the belligerent nation's attempt to attack India in retribution for the precision strike India had conducted on Pakistan's terror factories along the LoC on Tuesday morning.
India celebrated his return and called him a 'Hero' for his bravery. And now, Abhinandan's gunslinger moustache is becoming popular among men. People are queuing outside saloons to get the 'Abhinandan look'. Also called handlebar moustache'', this look of the IAF pilot is surely growing to be a fad among the fashionistas in the country.
ANI tweeted: "Wing Commander #AbhinandanVarthaman's moustache style getting popular. A Bengaluru local Mohammed Chand says,' I'm his fan, we follow him. I like his style. He is the real hero; I'm happy.'"
Showing their support to the Indian Air Force through the ''Ábhinandan look", others too shared their look sporting Abhinandan-like-moustache.
Dairy brand Amul too shared a beautiful video as a tribute to Abhinandan's moustache. Watch the video here -
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an oblique yet clear reference to IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan while addressing the Construction Technology India 2019 conference in New Delhi, a day after India's heroic pilot returned to the country after two days in Pakistan's custody.
He said: "This is certain, whatever India will do, the world will watch closely. This country has strength, it chances dictionary meanings of words. Once upon a time Abhinandan used to mean congratulations, now Abhinandan's meaning will change. That strength exists in this country. Come, let us take that self-confidence forward - we have to move forward as a courageous (parakrami) country, and to fulfill our dreams, we have to take timely steps, one by one, the government is with you.