Britain-born Sami was issued notice by the Mumbai police on October 15 demanding an explanation for overstaying. But it was later revealed that the singer-composer had been granted a three-month visa extention from October 6, the day his earlier document had expired.

"I have been living here (in India) for the last 14 years. It has been my work place since then. I have not spent (as much) time anywhere else as much as I have spent here in India," Adnan said.

"So I am attached with this country. It is like a home to me," he added.

Sami's last visa was valid from September 26, 2012, to October 6 this year. He had applied for an extension on September 14, as per the standard procedure that he been following the past several years.

He has now been granted a three-month visa extension from the union home ministry and he is overjoyed.

(Agencies)

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