Published On: Tue, Sep 1st, 2015

Uttarakhand’s Pawandeep Rajan wins first season of “The Voice India”

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20 year old Pawandeep Rawat who hails from Champawat district of Uttarakhand became the first contestant to win “The Voice India”- a singing reality show.

As the clock struck midnight and the results of a singing reality show were announced, the locals who had gathered there to watch the final on a specially installed projector, burst into cheers. Local lad Pawandeep Rajan had been adjudged the winner and the whole town celebrated as if each one of them had won.

Sounds of drums reverberated in the peaceful ambience and firecrackers lit the night as many residents came out on the streets to join the revelry. Rajan’s mother Saroj was the centre of attraction as people rushed to congratulate her. “The credit for this win and honour goes to the people of Uttarakhand who have supported Pawan through all stages in the competition,” said an emotional Saroj as she watched her son on screen.

Want to playback for Salman, Ranbir, Akshay

After winning the singing reality show “The Voice India”, Uttarakhand-based Pawandeep Rajan wants to realise his new dream — be a playback singer in Bollywood, and sing for stars as popular as Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor.

“I like to sing Sufi songs, but now I’ve started taking interest in other genres too. My idol is Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and I believe in hard work. I would love to do playback singing in Bollywood, and want to sing for Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan,” Pawandeep told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

The reality show, which had singers Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Himesh Reshamaiyya and Mika as mentors and judges, saw stiff competition from 102 singers from across the country in a contest which went on for around three months and got the winner a prize money of Rs 50 lakh, a car and a recording deal.

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