Digvijay Pleads for Adnan Sami's Extended Stay in India

New Delhi
Digvijay Pleads for Adnan Sami's Extended Stay in India
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention to enable Pakistani singer Adnan Sami to stay longer in the country.

"I met the Prime Minister on the issue. I support Adnan Sami and have requested the Prime Minister to allow him an extension for staying further in India. He is a good singer and has a lot of fan following in this country. He wants to stay in this country, He should be allowed to stay here", Digvijay Singh said.

He said the Prime Minister and the Home Minister have assured him of their support in the case of Sami.

Pakistani-origin singer Sami, was born, brought up and educated in London. Sami began taking lessons from Pandit Shivkumar Sharma while visiting India during his school vacations and Indian singing legend Asha Bhosle spotted the talent in a ten-year-old Sami at an R D Burman concert in London and encouraged him to take up music as a career.

In December 2010, the Enforcement Directorate confiscated properties of Adnan Sami for acquiring assets allegedly without the permission of Reserve Bank of India as he was a Pakistani national. The properties acquired by him were in violation of Foreign Exchange Management (acquisition and transfer of immovable property in India) Regulations, 2000, ED had charged.

Sami also fought a legal battle with his wife Sabah.
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