Bhubaneswar: Odia girl Barnali Hota along with her Euphony band was declared the first runners-up at the grand finale of the popular music reality show ‘Dil Hai Hindustani’, which aired on Star Plus on Sunday.
While Haitham Mohammad Rafi from Oman won the hearts of millions of Indians and was announced the winner of the show.
Haitham also received Rs 25 lakh cheque, while Barnali and Euphony band who were announced as the first runners up received Rs 10 lakh cheque. Mother-daughter duo Shashwati and Ankita were the second runners-up of the show.
Likewise, Simran Raj was placed in fourth and Ajay & Amritanshu with Nastya secured the fifth position in the show.
In the grand finale of the show, all the contestants performed with stalwarts like Daler Mehendi, Ajay-Atul. Sonakshi Sinha came down to promote Noor and sang and danced with Badshah. But highlight of the show was Karan actually singing Zehnaseeb from Hasee Toh Phasee. He made masses cry with his heartfelt tribute to the show.
Barnali has also participated as the first contestant from Odisha in “Sare Gama Little Champs’’ by Zee TV in 2011.