Interview: Hatirjheel resident becomes most run over person in history
"The first time was in 2019 when I was a rising TikToker. Our production crew was shooting a classy remake of Hritik's hit dance move from Krish. Instead of Krish, we had a crash. A motorbike rider, also filing a TikTok landed on me."
This is how it started for record holder Mamum Faridi (aka ManMoon Bhai), known as the most run-over person in history. In 2019, he stepped out with a smartphone and his friend into the creative playground of Hatirjheel. Some inconsiderate people use it as a shortcut from Kawran Bazar to Badda and that causes all the accidents. He was in the middle of the road when he got run down by a motorbike. ManMoon suffered a broken leg, two smashed collarbones and a slightly bruised ego because yet another TikToker had filmed ManMoon's accident with him being sandwiched between the bike and the bike.
After being discharged from the hospital, ManMoon went to the spot again to shoot a few selfies with his new cast that he painted green to match his hair. This time he was run over by a refrigerator delivery truck. Lying on the road with another broken leg, he vowed to get his TikTok career off the ground. "I will become a star or die trying. The streets are my playground."
Next three years passed with minor hits. One includes being run over by an ice cream cart while crossing the road. Another happened because he would wear his surgical mask over his forehead during Covid. Brisk winds along the empty Hatirjheel roads at that time pulled his mask down and he ran under a parked truck. The truck then rolled over him as the handbrake was faulty. Since then he was hit by 37 various cars, trucks, rickshaw vans and a drone. "This will not stop me. Like my name, I will go to the moon because I am a star."
Two weeks ago he was awarded the record holder of the most run over man in history. "Even Jackie Chan doesn't have as many broken bones as I do," he stated gleefully while biting into his gold medal.
Unfortunately, he tried making a reel in his usual playground to show off his new medal. One car driver was blinded by the midday sun glinting off the medal and he slammed into ManMoon. This hit was too big. He was buried nearby with many social media groups attending to honour him virtually including the famous 'Boys Who Cry Passionately on Musically' group. As a last unintentional tribute, a truck driver lost control and ran over his grave. A fitting end to a hero.