To which, Sami replied "My father was born in 1942 in India and died in 2009 in India! Next!"
Sami, who was born in Britain and was earlier a Canadian citizen, is of Pakistani decent. In 2016, He was granted Indian citizenship.
Best known for his songs like "Kabhi to nazar milao" and "Lift karaa de" in India, Sami is mostly known for playing a variety of musical instruments and has always maintained that the love he has received from Indians is "everything" for him.