He is 10, can neither read nor write - but Azmat Hussain from
Jaipur went on to win Zee TV's "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs" on the
grand finale of the singing reality show here Saturday night.
At a grand ceremony, little Azmat received his moment of fame and
the winner's trophy from Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Hussain pipped 13-year-old Salman Ali from Mewar and Nitin Kumar,
14, from Mubarakpur, to win the title. He has won a family trip to
Disneyland four four nights and five days.
Hussain has always been a favourite of the show's judges and
mentors - Kailash Kher, Adnan Sami and Javed Ali, apart from
mahaguru Alka Yagnik. He even won many actors' hearts with his
cuteness, innocence and flawless renditions.
Shah Rukh, who danced and interacted with the audience during the
show, made the victory extra special for the youngster as he
picked him up on his shoulders and did a little jig.
The over three-hour long show was attended by thousands in Surat,
Gujarat, where the Navratri festivities are currently in full
Hosted by Jai Soni and Manish Paul, the show also saw performances
by Bappi Lahiri, Terrence Lewis and former participants of Zee
TV's flagship dance show "Dance India Dance".