04/01/2016 2:14 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:03 PM IST

Adnan Sami Hoisted The Tricolour At His Home To Celebrate Indian Citizenship

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Pakistani Singer, Musician and Composer Adnan Sami poses as he celebrates being granted Indian citizenship from the New Year, at his residence in Mumbai on January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

KARACHI -- Adnan Sami recently hoisted the Indian flag at his residence in India's Mumbai city to celebrate his newly granted citizenship.

Though he has spent more than a decade living in Mumbai, the singer was granted Indian citizenship on 1 January, 2016, reports The Dawn.

In a recent interview, the 42-year-old singer said, "My belief in destiny was absolutely well founded because I was born on 15 August, look at the irony, it could have been 14 th, but no, He made sure I was born on the 15 th of August- so that was the hint number one."

Sami's citizenship was rejected two years back, but he made several representations to India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh about his citizenship with a fresh application in March 2015.

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