Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who has been pursuing a career in music and film in India since the early 2000s, has finally been granted Indian citizenship by the Indian Home Ministry on humanitarian grounds.
Adnan Sami was a very popular singer in the mid 2000s, as his albums sold millions of copies, even as piracy and digital CDs had begun eating into the market of audio cassettes. Adnan Sami also gave music for a few films, and was a regular in the playback singing industry as well.
Adnan Sami’s roots originate in Pakistan and Canada, and before becoming a star in India, Adnan Sami was known for his insane keyboard playing skills. There have also been reports that Adnan Sami has insured his fingers for millions of dollars.
Adnan Sami also hosted shows on television, and has also featured in advertisements for popular brands like Pepsi Cola. When he was questioned about the raging intolerance debate, Adnan Sami had replied that he wouldn’t have applied for an Indian citizenship if he thought there was any intolerance in the country.
Welcome, Adnan. Hope you enjoy your stay in our country!