Indian-origin prison guard Sashi Cheliah wins Masterchef Australia season 10

Sashi Cheliah works as a prison guard in Adelaide in Australia.
Sashi Cheliah won the 10the season of Masterchef Australia with a score of 93 out of 100.(Masterchef Australia/Instagram)
Sashi Cheliah won the 10the season of Masterchef Australia with a score of 93 out of 100.(Masterchef Australia/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 06:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Sashi Cheliah, who originally hails from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, has won the Masterchef Australia title, along with a prize money of AUD 250,000 which converts to Rs 1.26 crore.

Cheliah, who works as a prison guard in Adelaide in Australia, defeated fellow contestant Ben Borsht and finished with a score of 93 out of 100, according to NDTV.com.

The title winner of the 10th season took to social media to thank his family and fans for the support.

β€œHi everyone... thank you very much for the huge support and love from all over world. I am so blessed and honoured. Love you so much...Some exciting new ventures are coming soon so stay tune... My first pop up will start on 17/8 in HWKR Melbourne- Gaja by Sashi,” he wrote.

 

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An Indian Express report said Cheliah had made Sambhal Prawns for starter and a fish curry and cumin rice dish in honour of his aunt for the finale. 

The season 10 winner has also served as a police officer in Singapore for 12 years, before he moved to Adelaide six years ago, the NDTV report said.

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