This season of Indian Idol was broadcasted on Sony TV from November 21, 2005, and ended on April 22, 2006. The winner of the singing competition was Sandeep Acharya. This singer belonged to Bikaner, Rajasthan. But after a couple of years, this young playback singer had passed away due to jaundice.
His sudden demise had left a void for young talents in playback singing. Other singers who were in this reality show included Anuj Sharma, who is from Himachal Pradesh. He was among the final three in Indian Idol 2.
Amey Date (contestant) was trained by singer Suresh Wadkar, and his grandfather was a part of R.D. Burman’s orchestra, and he was placed in the fourth place in the competition. Another versatile singer in the team included Antara Mitra, who is a vocalist from Kolkata.
The runner-up was N. C. Karunya, who has many private album of his own.