Talented flautist Suleiman from Amritsar was crowned the winner of "India's Got Talent 7." The grand finale of the reality show was held on Saturday, July 9 and the 13-year-old walked away with a prize money of Rs.50 lakhs, Maruti Suzuki Celerio car and a trophy.
Suleiman beat Akash and Atharva, Papai and Antra, Nitish and Group and Trishna in the grand finale to win the trophy. For his final performance, Suleiman chose A R Rahman's song "Taal Se Taal Mila," which earned him a standing ovation from the judges and the audience and a full score of 30.
"Winning 'India's Got Talent' is my biggest achievement as it made my father's dream come true. The show has given me a platform to showcase my talent in front of the world and the opportunity to pursue my talent further," Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) quoted Suleiman as saying.
"Special thanks to my father and all my gurus, especially Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiaji without whom I wouldn't have reached this stage," he added.
Talking about the seventh season of the popular reality show, Manisha Sharma, programming head, Colors channel said: "This season, we went beyond all previous benchmarks by including elements like the checkered floor and spotlight amongst others which helped us discover extraordinary talent."
The grand finale also saw Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham making an appearance on the show to promote their upcoming film "Dishoom." Also, judges Kirron Kher, Malaika Arora Khan and the hosts Bharti Singh and Sidharth Shukla raised the entertainment quotient with their amazing performance on the final episode.