When Adnan Sami sang ‘Bhar de jholi meri ya Mohammad’ in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, he had no clue that the Gods were really listening.
A week before his 42nd birthday, the Gods have granted his 16-year long prayer. As per his desire, the Indian government has granted him the right to stay in India indefinitely on humanitarian grounds after the Pakistan government refused to renew his passport in May this year.
Adnan who has gone through a prolonged period of agony and uncertainty in the last decade mainly due to unending legal battles with his former wife, couldn’t hold back his tears when he spoke about new development in his life.
“What an amazing gift I’ve received this birthday. The gift to breathe freely in my home. I can’t begin to express my relief and gratitude. I’ve renounced my Pakistani citizenship and now India is my home, as it has been for the last 14 years.”
The musician par excellence can’t thank the Indian government enough. “I am over the moon. It is a relief to be allowed to stay without the fear of being asked to leave. I am honoured and grateful to the government of India for granting me the permission to stay in India for an indefinite period.”
Adnan feels India welcomes artistes from all over the world and keeps its doors open for every kind of skill. “Look at the number of nationalities and cultures that co-exist in Bollywood. The Indian government is passionate about supporting artistes from anywhere, and to allow them to pursue their dreams.”
He is proud to have made a home for himself in Mumbai. “India has been my beautiful home for 16 years. I’ve received infinite love from everyone in this country. I love the country and the people and never felt like an outsider. I am grateful to everyone in India for making me feel I belong here.”
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