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 in Surat on Saturday night.
At a grand ceremony, little Azmat received his moment of fame and the winner’s trophy from Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Azmat 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 for four nights and five days.
Azamt 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 swing.
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.