Pakistan-born singer Salma Agha gets OCI card
Pakistan-born Bollywood singer and actress Salma Agha will get an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card that will offer her multiple entry, multi-purpose life long visa to visit India and exemption from reporting to police.
“We have decided to grant Salma Agha the OCI card after following the due procedure,” a senior Home Ministry official said today. As the Home Ministry took the decision to grant her OCI card, Agha met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, apparently to express her gratitude for the gesture.
Agha had applied for the OCI card a few days ago and her application was approved after taking into consideration various aspects, officials said. The 59-year-old artiste is a citizen of UK. She had given her voice to few Bollywood films and acted in some of them including “Nikaah”. Agha had won Filmfare best female playback award in 1982 for her rendition ‘Dil ke armaan aansuon me beh gaye’ in ‘Nikaah.’
Agha has applied for the card that gives multiple entry, multi-purpose life long visa to visit India and exemption from reporting to police authorities for any length of stay in the country. The OCI card gives parity to an individual with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields except in the acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.