Adnan Sami and Omar Abdullah get into Twitter spat over Srinagar music concert

Adnan Sami was recently in Srinagar for his Rhythm in Paradise concert that was held at October 7. However, trouble started when former CM of the state retweeted a picture of empty seats, saying he hoped they had filled up. Things just took a nasty turn after that.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2017 5:42 pm
adnan sami, omar abdullah, srinagar concert, omar abdullah adnan sami fight, adnan sami concert in srinagar, indian express, indian express news Adnan Sami was in Srinagar for his Rhythm in Paradise concert. (Source: File Photo)

Celebrities reaching out to one another on Twitter is not exactly new. While it often leads to friendly banter, sometimes things can take an ugly turn. Recently, something similar happened when singer Adnan Sami and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah got involved in a rather ugly brawl on social media.

The Pakistani-origin musician and singer was recently in Srinagar for his Rhythm in Paradise concert that was held at the lawns of Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre on the banks of the Dal Lake on October 7.  However, trouble started when someone posted a picture of empty chairs from the concert on Twitter implying that it was was not attended well. “Empty seats at Adnan Sami Concert and we are past the scheduled Start time. PR disaster for JK govt led by Mehbooba Mufti,” Inayat Jehangir posted.

Retweeting the picture, Abdullah wrote, “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, however, did not go down very well with Sami who then replied, “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!!” and things just escalated after that.

This was the tweet that started it all.

Abdullah responded to the tweet, and called it a “real pity”.

The musician did not take this well.

And things just turned bitter after this. Responding to Sami’s tweet, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir asked “How does hoping you have a houseful suggest I’m unnerved?”

To this the singer called Abdullah a “sore loser”.

Things, clearly, did not end there and the war of words continued.


The concert was organised by the Union Home Ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir government and Sami performed at the event for free.

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  1. V
    Oct 9, 2017 at 12:32 am
    This Abdullah guy got slapped multiple times. what a small mind!
    1. D
      Oct 8, 2017 at 9:07 pm
      Mind will be at peace with music and in pieces with curse.
      1. S
        Oct 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm
        why have aversion of music
        1. J
          Jeevan Karkera
          Oct 8, 2017 at 9:01 pm
          there is one guy wants to take advantage of a democratic country and another enjoys life in a democratic country
          1. D
            Oct 8, 2017 at 7:26 pm
            So long these katwaas are living in Kashmir violence will continue. Katwaas belong to animal religion. So cutting, kil ling, insulting, crimes, in their blood. Nothing can stop that.
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