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13-year-old flautist from Amritsar wins India's Got Talent 7

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 July 2016, 14:23 IST

Amritsar's flautist, 13-year-old Suleiman has been crowned as the winner of seventh season of talent-based reality show India's Got Talent.

Basking in the glory of his win on Saturday, 9 July, the teenager walked away with a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh, a Maruti Suzuki Celerio car and a specially crafted trophy engraved with the signatures of show's jury members, which comprised celebrated names like Kirron Kher, Malaika Arora Khan and Karan Johar.

Suleiman is the disciple of maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia.

"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," Suleiman said in a statement.

"Special thanks to my father and all my gurus, especially Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiaji without whom I wouldn't have reached this stage," he added.

Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar presenting the trophy to Suleiman (Twitter/ Colors TV )

Speaking about the show, Manisha Sharma, Programming Head of 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."


First published: 10 July 2016, 14:23 IST