Salma Agha may get OCI status from Indian Government

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Published on: 30 May 2016 11:30 AM GMT
Salma Agha may get OCI status from Indian Government
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New Delhi: After grant of Indian citizenship to Pakistan-origin singer Adnan Sami, another off-shore celebrity Salma Agha, may receive a favour response from the Indian government.

The singer is likely to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital, on Monday, regarding the grant of ‘Overseas Citizen of India’ (OCI) status .

Informatively, Agha is a divorced wife of Adnan. The couple legally separated from each other in 1997.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at 1530 hours.

The grant of OCI status would allow her to visit India as and when she wants. She would not need a visa before landing on any of the Indian airports.

About Salma Agha:

  • Agha was born in Pakistan and is currently a citizen of United Kingdom.
  • The revered singer has ancestral links with India. She is the granddaughter of legendary actor Jugal Kishore Mehra and actress Anwari Begum.
  • Her mother, Nasreen Agha had also performed in several Indian movies, and also won several awards.

Famous works of Agha:

Agha has given her voice to a number of Bollywood movies and has also appeared as an actress.

Her notable works include Nikaah, the 1982 classic for which she was awarded the Filmfare award. Her iconic song was ‘Dil ke armaan aansuon mein beh gaye’.

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