My father’s words made me lose weight: Adnan Sami

Published:December 7, 2016 6:34 pm

Adnan Sami was granted Indian citizenship with effect from January 1, 2016. Lahore-born Adnan recalled his father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1989. Adnan Sami recalls that his father’s words made him determined to lose weight, adding that weight loss involves 80 per cent psychological and 20 per cent physical effort. I shed 160 kg in six years,” the Pakistan-born singer, who is now an Indian citizen, said at a wellness event here on Tuesday. “He fought cancer but finally succumbed in 2009. During one of those years, while in London for a check-up, he insisted I also get a check-up done. “My father told me he doesn’t want me to die before him. That made me determined to lose weight. The 45-year-old said the greatest lesson he learnt in life was the journey he went through while losing weight. After my check-up, the doctor pronounced before my father I won’t survive for long given my weight.”