Mumbai: Singer-musician and Padma Shri awardee Adnan Sami on Monday said that people are raking up issue on the award only to give vent to their own frustration.
While speaking to news agency ANI, he said, ” When the Congress was in power, they gave me an award. I was then a Pakistani citizen. Now, this government is giving me an award. I love everyone.”
“There is no politics. They are raising the issue just to give vent to their frustration. They should do it. I don’t care,” said Sami.
Sami also thanked the Government of India for conferring him with the Padma Shri.
“I am happy and honoured that a big award has been conferred upon me. I am thankful to the people for loving me and my music. I would like to thank the Government of India. The award is a matter of pride for me and my family,” he said.