Musician Adnan Sami, who was conferred India’s fourth-highest civilian honour for his contributions to the industry, was born in London to a Pakistani Air Force pilot.
A day after Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill had questioned the Centre’s decision to confer a Padma Shri award on Adnan Sami, the singer of Pakistani origin hit back referring to him as “kid”.Attacking the Congress leader, the singer/musician took to Twitter on January 27 and asked if the former had got his brain from a clearance sale.
Hey kid, did you get ur brain from a ‘Clearance Sale’ or from a second hand novelty store?
Did they teach u in Berkley that a son is to be held accountable or penalised for the acts of his parents? And ur a lawyer?
Is that what u learned in law school? Good luck with that! https://t.co/s1mgusEdDr
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) January 26, 2020
Sami, who was conferred India’s fourth-highest civilian honour for his contributions to the industry, was born in London to a Pakistani Air Force pilot. Shergill referred to his lineage and ties to the antagonistic neighbours to hit out at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Slamming the Centre for declaring Kargil War veteran Mohmmad Sannaullah a foreigner through the National Register of Citizens in Assam, the Congress leader tweeted on January 26:
3 Q’s to BJP Govt on #PadmaShri for #adnansami :
1. Why Indian Soldier like Mohd Sannaullah is declared foreigner via NRC & Son of Pakistan Air Force Pilot is given Padma Shri?
2. Is contribution “Yogdan” to society or BJP Govt “Gungan” praise new criteria?
3. Is this New India? pic.twitter.com/vYxVGuOR8q
— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) January 26, 2020
He also accused Sami of “government chamchagiri” in his tweet. Sami was one of the 118 people honoured with the Padma Shri on January 25.
In the register of awardees released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Sami was listed as a resident of Maharashtra. The singer applied for Indian citizenship in the year 2015 and became an Indian national in January 2016.
Congratulations to all Padma Awardees. I am very happy that Adnan Sami famous singer and musician and Pakistani Muslim immigrant has also been given Padma Shri. I had also recommended his case to GOI for giving him Indian Citizenship. He was given Indian Citizenship by Modi Govt.
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) January 26, 2020
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