Adnan Sami finally gets Indian Citizenship

SHOWadnanCanadian Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has been granted Indian
citizenship with effect from January, following his request to the
Centre to legalise his status in the country.

Labore born Sami first arrived in India in 2001 on a visitor’s visa.
His visa was extended from time to time. In 2015 his Pakistani passport
was not renewed by the Pakistan government, which led him to approach
the India government with the request to legalise his stay in India on
humanitarian grounds.

The singer, age 46, who made India his second home for the past few
years, made a representation to the Home Ministry on May 26 this year,
requesting his stay in India on humanitarian grounds.