Bannet, hailing from Jalandhar’s Dosanjh Kalan, was named the winner of the TV show on April 23. Along with a trophy, he took home Rs 20 lakh as prize money and bagged a contract with Vishesh Films.
“Rising Star’ has taken my passion for singing to another level; it has given me the platform to share it with the world! I am indebted to the viewers whose constant support and votes have encouraged me to be a better performer,” Bannet said in a statement.
Delhi’s Maithili Thakur and Bengaluru’s Ankita Kundu were named the first and second runners-up respectively.
Aired on Colors channel, the show was judged by singers Diljit Dosanjh, Shankar Mahadevan and Monali Thakur. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor joined the judges for the finale episode.