Albert Kabo Lepcha, hailing from Kalimpong, West Bengal, emerged victorious in the intense competition of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2023, securing the coveted title after months of fierce rivalry and dedicated effort. In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, Albert shared a remarkable revelation – he initially had reservations about participating in the show.
Despite lacking formal music training, Albert’s exceptional talent and raw passion for singing set him apart, leading to his triumphant win and a cash prize of 15 lakh rupees.
Albert, in an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, opened up about the unexpected journey he undertook on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2023. He credited his win to his wife, Pooja, who played a pivotal role in motivating him to join the competition. Albert and Pooja had recently faced the tragic loss of their nine-month-old baby, leaving them disheartened.
Albert recalled, “I wanted to not do anything in terms of singing for a while; however, Pooja told me about the auditions and pushed me to take it up. I remember telling her that I wouldn’t be able to perform after the loss that we faced. Pooja told me that I’ll have to do it for our daughter, and that’s when I agreed.”
Expressing the impact of the win on his family, Albert added, “Pooja is probably happier than me as I won the show. Her happiness knew no bounds. Since I’ve never trained in any form of music, I believed that I’d go in the finale, but didn’t think that I’d win the show.”
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As for the winner’s prize money, Albert shared his plans, saying, “Honestly, I haven’t thought about it much, but I think I’ll use the money to get more accurate with my singing skills since I’ve not taken formal training. I might open a studio. Also, I wish to give some money at my house because I was never able to contribute before.”
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2023’s finale was a star-studded event, featuring renowned actors like Govinda, Sunita Ahuja, and Aruna Irani. The charismatic Haarsh Limbachaya joined Aditya Narayan in hosting the grand finale episode, making it a memorable night for all involved.