Adnan Sami has been selected among the 118 awardees for the prestigious Padma Shri Award, India's fourth-highest civilian award for excellence in the field of performing arts. The singer has been quite happy and proud of his achievement and primarily his work getting some recognition.
Adnan expresses his excitement on Twitter over the news and wrote that he is overwhelmed with infinite gratitude. He wrote, "The greatest moment for any Artiste is to be appreciated & recognised by his/her government. I am overwhelmed with infinite gratitude for being honoured with the ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India. It has been 34 years musical journey. ‘Bohot Shukriya’!! #PadmaAwards."
Adnan was born to Pakistani parents in the UK, and was granted Indian citizenship in 2016. The singer had requested for Indian citizenship to the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2015 on humanitarian grounds after Pakistani passport expired and was not renewed by Pakistan's government.
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