It’s a known fact that a vast majority of people in the Muslim world is crazy about the Turkish series ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’.
The show became popular in Pakistan after a lockdown was imposed in the region due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The airing of the series by PTV in Urdu further propelled the series’ success and made it a bigger hit in the region.
The show is loved by youngsters and old peeps alike who are often seen on TikTok wearing Ertugrul costumes or wandering in the streets wearing the special Turkish army cap. Cherry on top: parents are now naming their newborns after characters from the TV series.
These parents from Mardan were impressed by the protagonist of the hit Turkish series so much so that they named their child ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’.
In all seriousness, a couple from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mardan city allegedly named their newborn after the popular character from the Turkish series ‘Ertugrul’.
This came after several local news pages on the Facebook circulated an image of the infant’s doctor prescription earlier this week. On Facebook, a user named Fayaz Ahmad shared a picture of a medical prescription which caught the attention of many users.
The document reveals that the 5-months old “Artagul Gazi” from Mardan has an infection disease. The post caption said that the parents, who belong to Downtown Mardan named their son ‘Artagul Gazi’ after being inspired by the lead character of Ressurection: Ertugrul.
It remains unconfirmed whether the infant was officially registered with the name or not, as many pointed out that a medical prescription doesn’t count as an official document, but the photo provided for a good laughter nonetheless.
Last year, a similar incident happened in Kashmir where parents named their newborn after the lead character of the Turkish TV series.
Dr Suhail Naik, consultant Pediatrician and president Doctors Association of Kashmir told a media outlet that Ertugrul is a frequently encountered name in his outdoor department.
“Ertugrul is the frequently encountered name in my outdoor department. During winters Ertugrul caps with fur were trending in Kashmir, but at that time I didn’t comprehend the basis of fashion. But now I also started watching it and I realise what is happening.” Dr Sohail told Outlook India.
Set in 13th century Anatolia (modern day-Turkey), the historic drama series is based on the struggle of Ertuğrul Gazi, father of Osman I – who later founded the Ottoman dynasty. The show revolves around Muslim Oghuz Turks, fighting Byzantine, invading Mongols and the Crusaders.
Have you watched Ertugrul yet? If not, how are you even alive bro? We promise you – the series is a great watch. So grab some popcorn and start binge-watching! 🍿