Mumbai: Paskitani singer Adnan Sami has been granted Indian citizenship with effect from January 1, 2016, following his appeal to legalise his stay in India on humanitarian grounds.
Adnan Sami had submitted a representation to the Home Ministry on May 26, 2015 requesting his stay in India on humanitarian grounds.
His visa was extended from time to time. His Pakistani passport issued on May 27, 2010 expired on May 26, 2015 and his passport was not renewed by the Pakistan government which forced him to approach the Indian government with the request to legalise his stay in India on humanitarian grounds.
Adnan Sami’s two songs from the album, ‘Kabhi To Nazar Milao’ and ‘Lift Karaa De’ whose music video starred the popular Indian actor Govinda, were a sensation in early 2000s.
His recent song ‘Bhar Jo Jholi meri’ from ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was a smash hit in 2015.