India, Aug. 15 -- For musician Adnan Sami, his birthday falling on the same date as India's Independence Day is not a coincidence. The Lahore-born singer firmly believes that he was always meant to be an Indian citizen and is grateful to share his birthday with his country.

"Today, I'm a firm believer that there's no such thing as a coincidence. My destiny was written in India. My future and my dharmabhoomi were all connected to India. The love I have for India was so rooted from my childhood that it was like the angels were telling me. 'You need to shift your focus over there'. I can't write off this part of my life as mere coincidence. It's far deeper than that," he shares.

Sami, who turns 50 this year, says, "The way God created my des...