Srinagar: Singer Adnan Sami and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah got involved in a war of tweets after the latter shared a tweet addressing the lack of attendees at the beginning of the concert on Dal banks at SKICC in Srinagar on Saturday.
Sami, a famous Pakistani-origin musician and singer, enthralled his audience with some of his well-known songs, including those requested by youth in attendance at the “Rhythm in Paradise” concert.
The concert was jointly organized by the Union Home Ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir government. Sami performed for free at the concert.
“Empty seats at Adnan Sami Concert and we are past the scheduled Start time. PR disaster for JK govt led by @MehboobaMufti,” read the original tweet with pictures of empty seats at the concert.
Abdullah quoted the retweet with “That’s a real pity. I hope people have filled those seats now. For an evening they can let the music transport them to a more peaceful place.”
That’s a real pity. I hope people have filled those seats now. For an evening they can let the music transport them to a more peaceful place.
This triggered an angry reaction from Sami. “Bro ur a former CM..U shouldn’t be so unnerved by a music concert. U obviously have bad sources who lie 2 U – HERE are d photos!! #GrowUp,” tweeted Sami.
Omar reacted by asking Sami what made him think that his concert unnerved him. “How does hoping you have a houseful suggest I’m unnerved? I’m glad people got to enjoy an evening of music. I used to like yours at one time,” he wrote.
Sami replied by calling Abdullah a “sadistic sore”. “Oh please Omar! U retweeting ppls photos like a sadistic sore loser speaks volumes of ur lack of stature & pettiness. Up ur game- Its music!,” he wrote.
To end the matters, Abdullah replied, “Aren’t you a big enough star? Do you really need the column inches in a gossip piece “Omar-Adnan spar”? I don’t. Enjoy Srinagar. Good night.”
Sami replied: “Ur fickle mind shud know that its not about being a Star. It’s about coming together for the purpose of promoting peace, luv & harmony. GN,”.
“Like you said right in the beginning – I am a former CM & so I’ll ignore yr 7-8 insults in 3 tweets.Thanks for coming to Srinagar.Stay safe,” Abdullah said in his last tweet and Sami replied, “So you finally realised huh! Der aye durust aye.”