Shruthika Samudrala has been announced as the winner of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ on ZEE Telugu today.
The 20-year-old Hyderabad-based singing sensation walked away with a glittery trophy, a prize money of Rs 1 lakh as well as a brand new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. Sudhanshu, who gave a close competition to the winner, was also adjudged as the runner-up.
The Grand Finale of the show which was telecasted today saw mesmerising performances by the top 8 finalists. The show was also graced by legendary singer P. Susheela, superstars Shruti Haasan, Nithin, and Krithi Shetty, music director Raghu Kunche, as well as director Dev Katta. While the competition was so tough that the judges had to ponder for quite some time to narrow down the winner, some of the memorable moments of the grand finale episode were the felicitation of P Susheela and ex-servicemen, as well as a special rendition by the young talented singers to mark the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Talking about her win, the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – The Singing Superstar, Shruthika Samudrala, mentioned, “It is a dream come true moment for me to have won the prestigious title of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – The Singing Superstar and this is the best day of my life so far. I am really happy that my hard work has paid off. All other finalists have also done extremely well in the finale, and they deserve equal appreciation as me. They have been a great support to me all through the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa journey, and I have had a lot to learn from them. I would like to thank Zee Telugu as well as the entire Sa Re Ga Ma Pa team, especially the judges, voice trainers, and mentors, for helping me become a better singer and giving me an opportunity to introduce myself to the world. I would also like to thank my parents Shashikanth and Roopa and sister Sharanya for their love and support and also my gurus Sri Ramachary Komanduri garu, Sri Nihal Konduri garu and Vasumathi Madhavan garu for imparting such valuable musical knowledge to me.”