In a ceremony conducted there at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Monday, November 8, actor Kangana Ranaut and musician Adnan Sami were honoured with the fourth-highest civilian award. The coveted honour was awarded to the Lift Kara De singer by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. Adnan Sami acknowledged a few specific individuals who play a vital part in his life in a chat shortly after collecting the award, and then one of them was iconic vocalist Asha Bhosle.
Adnan Sami expressed thanks to his family in an interview with The Quint, and recalled his debut duet with Asha Bhosle, which was released in India. Adnan Sami shared, “Apart from my father, my mother, and my wife Roya (Sami Khan), I would like to thank everybody I’ve met in my life. Also, everybody who has worked with me, especially Asha Bhosle because my first record that came out in India was a duet with her. She played a very important role in my career.”
So according to him, the great artist had a key part in his career, assisting him in achieving the level of fame he now enjoys.
Adnani Sami attended the award event in a gorgeous black sherwani with golden embroidered work. Sami also resorted to social media on Monday evening to share his joy with his followers. Adnan can be seen in a photo with President Ram Nath Kovind while accepting the prize, and he has a million-dollar smile on his face.
The singer also included a touching message with the photo, which said, “What a fantastic honour!” I am grateful to the Indian government for bestowing the coveted ‘Padmashri Award’ on me. I will be eternally grateful to my wonderful Indian folks, who have loved me unconditionally and have been a vital part of my journey that has gotten me to this point! I adore you all. “Jai Hind!” exclaims the crowd.
As soon as the post was public, Sami’s fans showered him with kind words and congratulated him.