Sugandha Date, 14, from Maharashtra has won the musical reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Season 7. Mohammed Faiz was declared the First Runner-Up while Pritam Acharya walked away with the trophy for the Second Runner-Up.
Sugandha Date, who was often compared to popular playback singer Shreya Ghoshal, took home the prestigious trophy. She managed to defect Swaransh Tiwari, Mohammed Faiz, Pritam Acharya, Anushka Patra, Aastha Das, Aayush KC to take home the coveted title along with a cash prize of Rs 05 lakh.
"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs has been a great learning experience for me. I feel blessed to have been trained under such fabulous experts and mentors. The judges have always motivated me through my singing journey and helped me understand my calibre and potential as a singer. I am extremely happy to have received this opportunity to showcase my talent on such a great platform like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs. I am glad to have made some special bonds with the jury members and my fellow contestants whilst on the show which I am going to cherish for life. I am looking forward to my new singing journey and will always hope to make the entire team of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs proud. Last but not least, I would like to thank Zee TV for this wonderful experience." stated Sudandha post her win.
Sugandha Date, who hails from Maharashtra is not new to TV space. She had also participated in Indian Idol Junior in 2013 and was one of the finalists. The grand finale of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs was laced with performances by Richa Sharma, Amaal Malik, Shaan Mika Singh, Kumar Shanu, Kavita Krishnamurthy, and Babul Supriyo.
Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani too were present at the gala to promote their upcoming film Kabir Singh.
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 7 will be replaced by Dance Inda Dance Season 7, which premieres on June 22, 2019. Kareena Kapoor Khan will be sharing the judge's table with choreographer Bosco Martis and rapper Raftaar.