Singer Adnan Sami, formerly a Pakistani, says he is elated to celebrate his birthday — which falls on August 15, India's Independence Day — as an Indian citizen for the first time.
Sami, was born in Britain and held Canadian citizenship too, received his certificate of Indian citizenship earlier this year.
He tweeted: "Feeling proud that today I celebrate my birthday for the first time as an Indian with My India. Happy Independence Day India."
The singer is known for rolling out hit songs like "Tera Chehra", "Kabhi to Nazar Milao", "Lift Karaa De" and "Kabhi Nahi".
Several celebrities from the Hindi film fraternity took to Twitter to wish the "Bhar Do Jholi" hitmaker.
Actress Prachi Desai told Sami: "India is celebrating its Independence with your birthday."
Music composer Ehsaan Noorani and veteran actor and comedian Johny Lever also wished him a great year ahead.
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard