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City squirms in disbelief as Karunya fails to clinch `Indian Idol 2' title

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Mayor announces plan to open an academy with the lad


  • Mayor tells Karunya not to be disheartened
  • Anticipating victory, Himayathnagar corporator made arrangements for celebrations



    CRUCIAL MOMENTS: Mayor T. Krishna Reddy among viewers watching the finals of the `Indian Idol 2' contest at Himayathnagaron Saturday. - Photo: D. Gopalakrishnan

    HYDERABAD: The fond hopes of people in the twin cities came crashing down with Karunya losing the coveted title of the Sony Entertainment Television's Musical Talent hunt- Indian Idol 2 to Sandeep Acharya on Saturday.

    With a Hyderabadi making it to the final round, the city was agog with excitement and watched the live contest keenly. With even judges rooting for Karunya, none had doubt about the talent of Karunya but were just hoping the audience votes too would go in favour of him.

    Thunderous applause filled the air when the anchors informed that they were going to announce the results within a few minutes. Confident about Karunya's performance, his admirers remained seated in front of the television sets with prayers on their lips. As the anchors announced that Sandeep won the contest, many seemed crestfallen while some walked out of the houses in disbelief.

    Frustration

    Silence prevailed at Himayathnagar corporator Mettu Sekhar Reddy's house as soon as the results were declared. Sekhar Reddy was one of the lead campaigners for success of Karunya in the city. He had made all arrangements to celebrate the victory of Karunya with his close friends, including Mayor Teegala Krishna Reddy and another corporator Seelam Prabhakar, but in vain.

    "Though Karunya is the nation's favourite to win the title, luck did not favour him. We felt very sad after results were announced," the Mayor said.

    He said Karunya should not get disheartened with the results and announced his plan to open an academy with him. Karunya is in his third year of B.Tech in an engineering college in the city.

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