Mumbai, Jan 25: Vaishali Bhaisane-Made, from Vidarbha won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009, a reality singing contest held in Mumbai on Jan 24. The contest is the first public event that took place at the Gateway of India after the gruesome Mumbai terror attacks that shocked the nation.
The mode of selection for the contest was through viewers' poll. Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone gave away the trophy to the winner, first and second runner ups. Yashita Yashpal Sharma and Somen Nandi won the second and third place respectively.
Vaishali hails from Amravati in Vidarbha of Maharashtra. She won a Rs 50 lakh music contract with Zee TV, a Hyundai i10 car and LCD TV. She had also won last season of Marathi Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)