His chest puffs with pride about the fact that in 1986, he could lend his voice to the classic patriotic song ‘Chitthi Aayi Hai’ from the movie ‘Naam’. “I am so grateful to the Almighty that in 1986, I could sing the patriotic song ‘Chitti Aayi Hai’ which has a fantastic patriotic feeling and I feel very fortunate that in my career, I had the opportunity to sing a song that is iconic in terms of its emotions (sic),” said the singer.
“In my opinion, patriotism is a quality that is in-built. It is a quality that on is born with, especially with the kind of surrounding and upbringing one has. And who does not love their nation? I belong to this mitti and I cannot tolerate anything rubbish being said about my country. I, certainly, am patriotic and want to see India become the number one country in the world (sic),” he concluded.