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The latest season of Zee TV’s ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, has finally drawn to an end and the powerhouse of singing talent from Team Pritam the 17-year-old from Kolkata boy, Kushal Paul has emerged as the winner, walking away with the coveted trophy at the extravagant Grand Finale of India’s first and most iconic singing talent hunt show held in Goa this season!
From standing in long queues to audition for the show to striving hard to impress the jury, mentors & audiences and outshining others week after week, Kushal with his sheer hard work and dedication has emerged as a singing superstar. Sachin Kumar Valmikan from Lakhimpur Kheri and Jugpreet Bajwa from Vancouver, Canada were the first and the second runners up respectively.
Kushal who is also known as the rockstar of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, has impressed the mentors, jury and audiences alike with his vocal abilities, style and swagger since the auditions phase. Having been lauded by everyone, Kushal who has now become a household name, is a motivation to many young talents. He was jubilant to have won the highest number of votes in the grand finale.
Beaming with joy, Bollywood composer Pritam Chakraborty said, “This is a moment of great pride for me as I am a huge fan of his vocal talent and knew that he was winner worthy right from the auditions phase… He is not just a gifted singer but an exceptional performer with a magnetic stage presence. It’s not easy to take your eyes off Kushal when he sings effortlessly and performs like a rockstar. The best thing about Kushal is that he’s like a sponge – constantly absorbing and imbibing new things, adding to his versatility. He has a long way to go and a great career ahead of him in singing. Here’s wishing him and all our other contestants the best in their future endeavors!”
Commenting on his win, an ecstatic Kushal said, “I still can’t believe I am holding the trophy in my hand – that was the goal each one of us have worked day and night for. Never in my wildest dream had I thought of such big win. This, truly, is the best moment of my life. Singing is my life & passion and winning the show is a dream come true. The knowledge and exposure I’ve gained with my stint in the show is priceless. Being in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa was the best gift of my life and through this stage, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a singer. The show has given me a chance to meet and perform in front of legendary singers like Asha Tai, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Kumar Sanu and I am really thankful to Zee TV for giving me this golden opportunity. I am also grateful to the audiences for having voted for me and showering me with so much love. But this journey wouldn’t have been the same without the guidance, support and love of my mentor– Pritam Da. I want to dedicate this victory to my mentor and my family.”