New Delhi: Pawandeep Rajan, who hails from Uttarakhand, is the winner of Indian Idol 12. Pawandeep Rajan, who had always been an impressive performer on the show, was announced the winner on Sunday on the reality show. He won a trophy, a car and a prize money of ₹ 25 lakh. Arunita Kanjilal and Sayali Kamble were declared as the first and second runner-up, respectively. They were given a cheque of ₹ 5 lakhs each. Mohd Danish and Nihal Tauro, who were named as the third and the fourth runners-up, respectively, won a cheque of ₹ 3 lakhs each. The Indian Idol 12 finale started at 12 pm on Independence Day and continued till after midnight.
Announcing Pawandeep Rajan as the winner of one of the longest-running singing reality shows, the official Twitter handle of Sony TV, on which Indian Idol 12 aired, shared a tweet that read: “Jinki kismat mein likhi thi jeet, jinke taaron mein likha tha khitaab, unn #IdolPawandeep ko jeet ka salaam! CONGRATULATIONS #IdolPawandeep for the epic win, you have made history! India loves you!”
Another tweet by Sony TV read: “We congratulate Pawandeep Rajan on this epic win, he has truly made a mark!”
Indian Idol 12 premiered in November last year. It ran for almost 9 months before the 12-hour long finale took place on Independence Day. Shershaah stars Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra were among the many celebs who made an appearance at the finale of Indian Idol 12. Renowned singers such as Kumar Sanu, Sukhwinder Singh, Mika Singh, Amit Mishra, Javed Ali, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan also mesmerized the audience with their melodious acts.
Udit Narayan’s son and singer Aditya Narayan, who was the host of the show, shared a picture with his father from the sets of Indian Idol 12 on Sunday and wrote: “Had the honour of sharing the stage and performing along with my father, Padma Bhushan Udit Narayan on the grand finale of #IndianIdol.”
Indian Idol 12 grand finale was co-hosted by Aditya Narayan and TV actor Jay Bhanushali.