The man made famous by his "One Pound Fish" song has been given a hero's welcome on returning home to Pakistan, after his UK visa ran out.

Muhammed Nazir had his eyes on the number one spot with the song he had written to attract shoppers to his East London market stall but his dreams have been dashed after he was sent back home.

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Muhammed Nazir gained fame as the one pound fish man

The song which Nazir used to sing for his supper had already reached the number 29 slot in the charts, and now the Pakistani has set his sights on France and the US.

The market stall holder's fame has even reached his hometown Lahore, where coverage of the assassination anniversary of Pakistan's former prime minister was interrupted to document Nazir's homecoming, the Mirror reported.


One Pound Fish
Hello from pakistan everyone had a nice day i have listen to my song everywhere in my town its amazing how everyone is dancing to fish.

The father-of-four was greeted with chants of "long live the one pound fish" upon his arrival, where he was welcomed by his mother and hundreds of fans.

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    Pakistani singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir (L) is kissed by his mother Kalsoom Akhtar on his return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir (L) is kissed by his mother Kalsoom Akhtar on his return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani Muhammad Shahid Nazir (R) and his wife Kashifa leave the airport arrivals hall on their return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir (L) is kissed by his mother Kalsoom Akhtar on his return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir (C) is carried by supporters on his return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani Muhammad Shahid Nazir (R) and his wife Kashifa leave the airport arrivals hall on their return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir (C) is carried by supporters on his return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir (L) is kissed by his mother Kalsoom Akhtar on his return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani Muhammad Shahid Nazir (R) and his wife Kashifa leave the airport arrivals hall on their return from Britain in Lahore on December 27, 2012. Pakistani Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man came home to a hero's welcome, vowing to return to Europe to promote his catchy ditty in honour of cut-price piscatorial produce in France. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    TO GO WITH Entertainment-Pakistan-Britain-music,FOCUS by Waqar Hussain This picture taken on December 14, 2012 shows Kalsoom Akhtar (2nd L), 67, and the Pakistani mother of singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir, and Kashifa (L) his wife, watching the vidio of Nazir at their residence in Pattoki, 234 kilometres south of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. The mother of Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man is praying to Allah that her prodigal son makes Christmas No.1 so that his wife and children can join him for a new life in Britain. When Muhammad Shahid Nazir left his four children behind in Pakistan to study in London, he could never have imagined he would one day be cavorting in a Warner video with scantily-clad Western beauties, singing about fish. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    TO GO WITH Entertainment-Pakistan-Britain-music,FOCUS by Waqar Hussain This picture taken on December 14, 2012 shows a Pakistani vendor selling fish at his stall in a town of Muhammad Shahid Nazir in Pattoki, 234 kilometres south of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. The mother of Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man is praying to Allah that her prodigal son makes Christmas No.1 so that his wife and children can join him for a new life in Britain. When Muhammad Shahid Nazir left his four children behind in Pakistan to study in London, he could never have imagined he would one day be cavorting in a Warner video with scantily-clad Western beauties, singing about fish. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    TO GO WITH Entertainment-Pakistan-Britain-music,FOCUS by Waqar Hussain This picture taken on December 14, 2012 shows Kalsoom Akhtar, 67, the Pakistani mother of singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir, watching a video of her son Nazir, at her residence in Pattoki, 234 kilometres south of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. The mother of Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man is praying to Allah that her prodigal son makes Christmas No.1 so that his wife and children can join him for a new life in Britain. When Muhammad Shahid Nazir left his four children behind in Pakistan to study in London, he could never have imagined he would one day be cavorting in a Warner video with scantily-clad Western beauties, singing about fish. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    TO GO WITH Entertainment-Pakistan-Britain-music,FOCUS by Waqar Hussain This picture taken on December 14, 2012 shows Kashifa (2nd R), the wife of of Muhammad Shahid Nazir, sitting with her children as her son Shahid Nazir (L) holds a fish at her residence in Pattoki, 234 kilometres south of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. The mother of Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man is praying to Allah that her prodigal son makes Christmas No.1 so that his wife and children can join him for a new life in Britain. When Muhammad Shahid Nazir left his four children behind in Pakistan to study in London, he could never have imagined he would one day be cavorting in a Warner video with scantily-clad Western beauties, singing about fish. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    TO GO WITH Entertainment-Pakistan-Britain-music,FOCUS by Waqar Hussain This picture taken on December 14, 2012 shows Kalsoom Akhtar, 67, the Pakistani mother of singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir, speaking to AFP at her residence in Pattoki, 234 kilometres south of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. The mother of Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man is praying to Allah that her prodigal son makes Christmas No.1 so that his wife and children can join him for a new life in Britain. When Muhammad Shahid Nazir left his four children behind in Pakistan to study in London, he could never have imagined he would one day be cavorting in a Warner video with scantily-clad Western beauties, singing about fish. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    TO GO WITH Entertainment-Pakistan-Britain-music,FOCUS by Waqar Hussain This picture taken on December 14, 2012 shows Kalsoom Akhtar (2nd L), 67, and the Pakistani mother of singer Muhammad Shahid Nazir, and Kashifa (L) his wife, watching the vidio of Nazir at their residence in Pattoki, 234 kilometres south of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. The mother of Internet sensation One Pound Fish Man is praying to Allah that her prodigal son makes Christmas No.1 so that his wife and children can join him for a new life in Britain. When Muhammad Shahid Nazir left his four children behind in Pakistan to study in London, he could never have imagined he would one day be cavorting in a Warner video with scantily-clad Western beauties, singing about fish. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)