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Sandeep becomes new Indian Idol

Sandip Acharya was crowned Indian Idol 2 at a glittering function in Mumbai on Saturday evening.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2006 01:20 IST

Sandip Acharya was crowned Indian Idol 2 at a glittering function in Mumbai on Saturday evening.

Sandip walked away with a Maruti Balleno and a Rs one crore contract with Sony BMG.

The three-member jury comprising Sonu Nigam, Farah Khan and Anu Mallick declared Sandip as the Indian Idol in the presence of celebrity guest Kajol.

Indian Idol number 1 Abhijit Sawant applauded Sandip's selection by gifting him a guitar. The tone for the evening was set by a live video performance by Alisha Chinai whose "Kajrare" had the audience swinging.

First Published: Apr 22, 2006 22:55 IST