Singer Adnan Sami took up citizenship in India in 2016. His mother belonged to Jammu and his father belonged to Pakistan. Born in Britain and hitherto a Canadian citizen, Sami is of Pakistani decent and had been living in India on a visa since March 2001. The singer became a sensation in the country with hit songs like “Kabhi to nazar milao” and “Lift karaa de”.
On Monday, Sami took to Twitter and released a statement suggesting he will expose Pakistan’s ‘shocking reality.’
He wrote, “Many people ask me why I have such contempt towards Pakistan. The hard truth is that I have absolutely no contempt towards the people of Pakistan who have been good to me. I love everyone who loves me- period. However, I have major issues with the establishment. Those who truly know me will also know what that establishment did to me for many years which ultimately became one of the big reasons for me to leave Pak. One day, soon, I will expose the reality of how they treated me which not many know, least of all the general public which will shock many! I have remained silent about all this for many years but will choose the right moment to tell all.”
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 14, 2022
In 2020, Sami was honoured with the Padma Shri award for his remarkable contribution to the field of music.
“I came to India in 1999 and the first song was released in 2000. After that I fell in love with India,” he said upon receiving it.
“Indian citizenship was not given to me overnight. It was achieved after going through all the rules of law and all the procedures. I never did a Jalsa for this, but when I got citizenship, everyone came to know,” he added.