"I will be very happy when I come to Pakistan. Everyone should prepare to do the bhangra," 82-year-old microbiologist Chishti told Geo News channel on phone after the Supreme Court allowed him to visit Pakistan for a temporary stay, subject to certain conditions.
Asked how he was feeling, he replied: "My health is fine. I am a heart patient and this excitement is (not good for me) but I will not let it affect my heart."
Chishti said the first person he wants to meet on his return is his elder brother.
"I have not met him for about 20 years. I want to go and offer my 'salam' to him," he said.
He said he was not aware of the court's order as he was not present during today's hearing but he expected to leave for Pakistan in five to 10 days.
His comments came after a bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chelameswar said Chishti shall deposit his passport at the Indian High Commission in Pakistan and furnish as security Rs five lakh in cash within two weeks before the Supreme Court registry.
The apex court directed that Chishti shall return to India by November one, as it has decided to expedite the hearing of the appeal filed by him challenging his conviction in a murder case in Rajasthan. (More)