Pakistani singer and celebrity Adnan Sami will become an Indian citizen in the upcoming New Year 2016. He says it’s “a special gift of new year”.

On Thursday, Home ministry authorities said Sami will be allowed citizenship on Friday. The Indian citizenship was conceded after he made a representation to the home ministry on May 26 asking for it on philanthropic grounds.

“This is the New Year is the special gift and present for me. I am grateful to the Indian government. I am extremely glad today,” Sami, who is of Pakistani source, told columnists here. Conceived in Britain and up to this point a Canadian resident, Sami has been living in India on visa since March 2001. He was last given a visa expansion in October this year.

The artist, who turned into a sensation in the nation with hit tunes like “Kabhi to nazar milao” and “Lift karaa de”, addresses the media before leaving for Mumbai air terminal to get a flight to the capital on Thursday.

“At the point when my first collection turned out, it wasn’t Bollywood. The affection that I got from individuals was everything regardless it is everything for me. Following 16 years, it is the area where I work, as well as my home and my affection,” Sami, who has sung in Bollywood motion pictures and notwithstanding for collections, had said at a meeting here recently.

His famous song “Bhar do jholi”, which used in Salman Khan’s blockbuster “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

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