Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) Guru Kiran Hegde has won &TVs children singing talent hunt show “Love Me India”.
Hailing from Bangalore, the winner was awarded with a cheque of Rs. 5 lakhs and a trophy.
Overwhelmed on winning the show, Guru said in a statement: “I am extremely delighted and honoured to know that my voice touched millions of hearts across the country. I thank &TV and ‘Love Me India’ for giving me this wonderful and life changing opportunity. I am also thankful to my parents who have sacrificed quite a lot and prayed for me to live my dream.”
He also praised singer Anusha Mani for mentoring him throughout the show.
“I am immensely grateful to Anusha ma’am for guiding me at every step, helping me and having trusted me to take forward South Zone. As I end this memorable journey, I am truly going to treasure the friendships that I have made, the knowledge that I have gained and most importantly the relations that I have earned with the captains and judges for life.”
Singer Guru Randhawa, who was one of the judges of the show, also expressed his happiness over Guru’s win.
He said: “My debut as a Judge on ‘Love Me India’ has been truly enriching and I’m really proud of the wealth of talent showcased. Guru, my namesake, has been one of the best singers the stage has witnessed and every performance of his was as flawless as it could be. He beautifully balanced himself between being a singer and a performer which brought closer to the finish line. I wish him all the best.”
The finale concluded amidst the presence of “Uri” film cast which included actors Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam.