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  • ~Sharing his personal poetry, Faridoon Shahryar is dropping five exclusive NFTs on WazirX NFT marketplace

    Non-fungible tokens/NFTs have created a humongous buzz in 2021. Off late, the bandwagon of Bollywood celebrities have plunged at the opportunity to lock their fate on the blockchain, the most recent being Faridoon Shahryar who is a famous poet and a popular Bollywood talk show host. He is dropping NFTs on WazirX NFT marketplace- India’s most trusted marketplace and sharing his personal poetry with the world. The NFTs will go live on the 21st of January.

    Through decades poetry has been known to unite people and leave an everlasting imprint on their hearts. With everything going digital, Faridoon is dropping NFTs which are a culmination of music and poetry. His poetry is inspired by his father who has written lyrics for Bollywood blockbusters like Umrao Jaan. The collectors of the NFT will get access to unique poetry that belonged to Faridoon’s late father, Mr A M K Shahryar who was a popular poet. His poetry and artistry will continue to live on in the form of NFTs.  A few of the NFTs consist of Faridoon’s personal poetry as well. The lucky collectors will get a chance to be a part of a legacy.

    Commenting on the drop, Vishakha Singh, VP, WazirX NFT marketplace said:

    “NFTs became the buzzword in 2021 but the conversation primarily centred around ‘what are NFTs’. With renowned poet and chat show host, Faridoon Shahryar dropping NFTs on WazirX NFT Marketplace; 2022 will prove that we are going mainstream. His unique poetry NFT drops also include some iconic lyrics of songs from the 80s and this would be a great way to reintroduce an era gone by to Gen Alpha and Gen Z that are the primary participants of the NFT ecosystem. We are honoured that we were his choice for the launch.”

    Commenting on his NFT debut, Faridoon Shahryar said: “NFTs are a gamechanger and something that people need to engage with in one way or another to stay relevant. It’s wonderful to see artists venturing into the NFT space to communicate with their audiences. NFTs are not just a boon for the artists but also for art lovers. I have been closely watching the NFT ecosystem myself. These NFTs not just represent lyrics and poetry but are representative of art that is close to my heart and my father’s legacy. I am glad that we have the technology today that can immortalize his work and the global audience can have access to it. Can’t wait to see how the NFT community responds to the drop.”

    Within just half a year of its launch, the platform has collaborated with several talented artists and creators who have shown their interest in NFTs and believe in its underlying technology. With the pace at which NFTs are growing at the moment, the concept of NFT is certainly the future of digital art and ownership. And, this collaboration marks another milestone in India’s NFT journey.


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