Hyderabad girl, Panipat guy wins Shankar Mahadevan`s MOBisur

New Delhi: Hyderabad girl Pragya Patra and Rohit Sehgal from Panipat won MOBisur, a mobile and Internet-based singing talent hunt launched by composer-signer Shankar Mahadevan.

The winners received a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh and will get an opportunity to record an album with Shankar, which will be released by T-Series and Hungama.

There were six finalists and final decision was taken by the jury members - Shankar and singers Soumini Paul and Tulsi Kumar.

"It has been an incredible and challenging experience to filter and select the best of what India`s rich talent pool has to offer. I am extremely happy that we have successfully selected the right winners," Shankar said in a statement.

The motive behind launching MOBisur was to gather musical talent from every corner of India through the power of digital medium.

"We received an overwhelming response in the first edition, which has reaffirmed our faith in the digital talent hunt," he added.

Launched in July, "MOBisur" gave participants the chance to engage in a unique audition format, which required them to either dial in and record a song or perform and upload a video online.