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Pakistani singer Nabeel Shaukat Ali wins Sur Kshetra

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, December 30, 2012
First Published: 17:23 IST(30/12/2012) | Last Updated: 17:25 IST(30/12/2012)

Pakistani contestant Nabeel Shaukat Ali was crowned the winner of the Indo-Pak Musical series - Sur Kshetra on COLORS. In a close contest between Nabeel and his Indian counterpart Diljaan where both the ‘musical warriors’ were asked to prove themselves in a variety of songs, Nabeel walked home with the trophy on account of his versatility. In the 16 weeks musical battle, Nabeel managed to win the hearts of the audience and judges alike with his diverse performances and ability to adapt to different singing styles. This is no small achievement for the man from Lahore who dreamed to make it big in the world of singing since he was a child. Nabeel has trained under the guidance of Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan and has also won the Azme Alishan National Song Competition season II in Pakistan in 2011. It seems that finally years of hard work has paid off for the young singer as he now holds the title of being an international singing star.
 
Talking about his win, Nabeel said, “Winning or losing is always the end of a competition, I believe what is important is the journey you take in the process of achieving that target. In a way, all four of us our winners to have reached the finale but since one of us had to win the title of Sur Kshetra, I feel privileged to have won it. It’s a moment of pride that I did something for my country.  For this, I would give all the credit to our mentor, Atif Aslam for all the motivation and guidance he has shown us throughout the show.”
 
In one of the episodes of Sur Kshetra, Nabeel had mentioned Sonu Nigam to be his role model and his Team Captain – Atif Aslam had promised Nabeel that he would introduce him to the legend. We hope with this victory Nabeel gets a chance to not just meet his idol but also opens up an opportunity of working with him. As part of the win, the star has already won a chance to sing in Boney Kapoor’s film No Entry 2!

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