New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Prashant Tamang of Darjeeling was crowned the Indian Idol 3 at the grand finale of the show held in the city tonight.
Prashant beat Amit Paul from Shillong.
The star studded event and laced with performances by playback singers Sukhwinder Singh, Mika Singh, former Indian Idols Abhijeet Sawant and Sandeep Acharya and top 13 contestants of Indian Idol 3.
Prashant, a cop with the Kolkata police was declared Indian Idol 3 by Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham.
Amid a huge crowd of 10,000 were present the judges of the Indian Idol 3 -- playwriter Javed Akhtar, playback singer Udit Narayan and Alisha Chinoy and music director Anu Malik.
Seven crore votes were received in the run up to the final of the musical reality show, produced by Delhi - based Meditech Production.
Also present on the occasion were the respective families of two final contestants to extend their support.