22-year old Punjabi boy Vipul Mehta's dream came true finally after
he won the sixth season of singing reality show Indian
Idol on Saturday. It wasn't an easy call to choose the final
winner amongst the three golden voices, who all hailed from Punjab
- Vipul Mehta, Devendra Pal Singh and Amit Kumar.
Vipul walked away with a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh, a Nissan
Micra car, and a Suzuki Hayate bike. Vipul, who learnt the Indian
classical music from the age of eight and is a mass communication
graduate, wants to make a career in sound engineering. He was a
finalist in another singing reality show 'Voice of India' (season
Punjab Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh
Majithia felicitated Vipul Mehta for winning the title of
Indian Idol 6. Majithia said that
it was not easy to win the title as there were many budding talents
across the country who were performing in the competition.
"Vipul's performance was unmatchable. Amritsar has already given
top icons to Indian Cinema including world renowned actors Rajesh
Khanna, Dara Singh and legendary singer Mohammad Rafi and now Vipul
is going to add a new feather in the cap," he added.