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It's raining congratulations for Sourabhee

By: By: Raymond Ronamai
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Television reality show Indian Idol has taken a new turn with Sourabhee Debbarma becoming the first female to win the coveted title. She has become a household name not only in her state Tripura but all over India. The hard work she has put in has at last bore the fruit. Congratulations are pouring in ever since she won the Indian Idol 4 title.

Sourabhee is not a professionally trained singer but her singing talent has taken her this far. Believe it or not, she has as many as 26 Kokborok (tribal language) music albums to her credit. Now, the people of Tripura are happy that her talent has been recognised and her fans are planning to give her a rousing welcome.

Tripura Assembly has passed a unanimous resolution to congratulate Sourabhee on her victory. Assembly Speaker Ramendra Debnath said that he would congratulate her on behalf of the House. He added she has done them proud. Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman also showered praises on her. Tripura royalty Pradyut Kishore Dev Burman said that Sourabhee's win has shown the world that North-East has art and music.

Congratulations are pouring in from other North-Eastern states too. Shillong's Bob Dylan, Lou Majaw, credits Sourabhee's win to Tripura's rich culture and tradition. R.G. Lyngdoh, former Meghalaya minister, said that he was elated over Sourabhee's victory.

Sourabhee walked away with a Rs.10 million contract with Sony TV, a car and a trophy after beating her fellow contestants Bengali girl Torsha Sarkar and army man Kapil Thapa at the Indian Idol 4 grand finale.

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