Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Policeman In Indian Idol Becomes New Nepali Icon

A 22-year-old policeman from Darjeeling, who is one of the contestants in the popular "Indian Idol" show hosted by Sony television channel, has become the new icon for the Nepalese diaspora with Indian viewers of Nepalese origin whipping up a campaign to boost his chances.


Prashant Tamang, who comes from the Tungsung village in Darjeeling, has hit the headlines in neighbouring Nepal where hundreds are rooting for him.
Kantipur, Nepal's largest circulated newspaper, reported yesterday how Indians of Nepali origin have found a new object of pride in Tamang, who despite a difficult youth and having no formal training in music, won praise from the judges of the contest and survived the elimination round.
Taxis in Darjeeling are carrying photographs of the smiling Tamang, while schools, clubs and even the local police are asking people to support the singer, the report said.
A banner put up by Darjeeling Police said, "Prashant Tamang, the first ethnic Nepali Indian to have gone past the elimination round is our prestige."
After his father Madan Tamang died in an accident, Tamang, then just a teenager, was offered a job by the police force for which his father worked.
He joined the force in 2002 and found an outlet for his singing dreams by joining the police band. Currently, Prashant is stationed in Kolkata.
Ethnic Nepalese are also proud of Udit Narayan Jha, the golden-voiced boy from Nepal's border area, who became a singing sensation in India's multi-billion rupees Bollywood film industry.

34 comments:

susita said...

hey Prashant. Gud luck for ur gala round. hope u become Indian Idol 2007. our best wishes r alwaz with u. susita.

Rajeev said...

Dear Prashant..
U've been a shining light for all nepalese people and we pray that u'll go all the way thru n emerge victorious.
Aduitya, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Preeti said...

Its Prashant Prasant and only Prashant...All the best...Prashant...and its not only me but the entire Darjeeling District and Sikkim people who r with u....fear not and give ur best....Ur posters r plastered everywhere here and ur name on the lips of each and everyone...old or young...u just perform well and we will make u the next Indian Idol....Come here to see the people being crazy....
Just give it ur best shot and leave the rest to us...
God bless u dear!!!!!

shrestha said...

prashant!
you are everywhere!just be relax and sing coz you have the most enchanting voice.emon and chang can definately be your strong adversaries.however i can assure that you can sing better than them.
ADVICE=BE CONFIDENT!AND YES NEVER HAVE THE FEELING IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU CANNOT PUT EXPRESSION IN YOUR SONG.GIVE UP YOUR BEST.
WE ARE VOTING FOR YOU AND WILL VOTE AS MUCH AS WE CAN COZ YOU ARE ALREADY OUR INDIAN IDOL!

rajesh karki said...

Dear prashant,
you are our heart, we all wish you all the best,do your best, god do rest, we hope you are the star this time, we all love you.....

Som Prasad said...

Hi! Prashant,

Do not worry all nepalese heart with you.Till Buddha's blessing will always be with you and we are confident that you will be the next Indian Idol
Laxman,Som,Om,Biana,Mina,Malika,Malisha,Anesh and friends

deepak said...

SOME HEROS ARE BORN TO SING THE SONG...YOU THE 'ONE' . KEEP ON SINGING.It doesn't matter taht either U a INDIAN IDOLor NOT...you the best of the best....you touch the heart of all nepelese....LORD BUDHHA and our bless and love is always with you PRASANT.

"INDIAN IDOL 2007--PRSANT TAMANG"
hip hip hurrey

Navin said...

Prashant rocks.

Regards
Navin Lama
http://www.meroguff.com/2007/06/prashant-tamang-nepalese-in-indian-idol.html

nivesh said...

Prashant is the Bomb! He really Rocks! For a singer of he's musical talent and having no formal training, he should become Indian Idol 2007. He has been consistently singing well and look forward to his performances. Make us proud Prashant! You have all our support! Nivesh from south Africa

Vijaya said...

Hi Prashant, we all are proud of you and love you. We are with you and will vote for you. You don't worry just concentrate on singing. We are voting for you but the problem is that calcutta is blocking the sms sent from Darjeeing so please tell your organizer to look into it. most of the sms r delivered after voting line is closed. anyway keep up the good work. May God bless you and grant you success. you are simply the best dude. Vijaya

Bishal Acharya said...

you are now a matter of pride for all the nepali peoples all over the world, best of luck to you.

sikkim-my beautiful sikkim said...

who will stop him

http://prasanttamang.blogspot.com/

tina said...

Hi!Prashant you are a good singer. You made all nepalese people proud.
I really like your voice, You simply rock. My best wishes are always with you.

santos said...

hi,
Prasant u doin gr8 job mate.u prove to all that u got really nice n genuine voice.goodluck.we all from london will vote u.
Santos

Shaffeel said...

hi Prashant.

you the man. i love to hear you sing n surely you should become the indian idol. its not only nepal with you but all the indians from india n all around the world.

All the best And well wishes
You rock

Ashish said...

HI,Prasant broo wish u all the best.U have done great job hope an wish u will b next crowed indian idol 2007.



Ashish
(Dubai)

maryam said...

salaam.....prashaant bhaee em maryam from islamabad pakistan.....plz TELL CHANG TO CONTACT ME plzzz i really like him soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much seriuosly bhaee u can help me i know i cant ever meet chang but plz make him contact me ...
my id is mareejaved@hotmail.com
regards
khuda hafiz

tshering said...

Hi Prashant,
You are the best.I really like the way u sing.U have a nice voice and all the best in your coming episodes.We expect a lot from u.
ALL The Very Best In your coming episodes.I enjoy watching Indian idol especially urs.

tshering lham
Bhutan

sajjad said...

ASALM U ALIKUM.....prashaant bhaee em SAJJAD from KARACHI PAKISTAN..... mujahi ap ki awaz bohat achi lagi hai or meri dua hai kai ap he next indian idol hoooooo
my id is sajjunext@hotmail.com&sajjunextyahoo.com
regards
ALLAH HAFIZ

Sujen said...

Hi Prashant
If I had wings I would fly miles to you and embrace u heartily for your efficient and skilled singing. You have got very authentic vocice…………you are blessed by very beautiful voice. You will go a long way. Congratulations!! for not appearing in dangerous zone……you deserve this. I watch INDIAN IDOL because ur there. Thanks to Zee TV, judges and peoples voting for you.

All the very best for your each and every episode.

Somith Lepcha
Thimphu:Bhutan
Somithlepcha23_606@yahoo.com

Sujen said...

sorry.... i mean thanks to sony TV

sushmita said...

hey prashant.... gud luc. perform ur best. giv ur best in da galas so dat the judges will be bound 2 praise u. dnt worry abt the votes coz for all of us(nepalese) u r already our indian idol. we'll support u till the end. may god bless u...........

santosh said...

hi prashant bhai gud luck for next gala round . i know u r our indian idol 3.and happy rakhey day .our best wishes for u prashant.

santosh said...

hi prashant bhai gud luck for next gala round . i know u r our indian idol 3.and happy rakhey day .our best wishes for u prashant. rekha

gelal3 said...

hey prasant, good luck for upcoming competetion. we want to see u upto the last day of indian idol 2007.be always confident as u are.
basnata and arun
BPKIHS, DHARAN, NEPAL

pragya said...

dear prashant..
u r really rocking all the best for ur next performances

Priya said...

i like the way u sing....... u sing fm ur heart n soul..... keep gng..... n hopes for the best...

Sumita said...

dnt bend your head all are with u.why u r doing this.u r our hero.dnt let us down.dnt feel that u r doing something wrong.that is in your destiny face it yarr.

Sumita said...

Hi,Prashant Da this is Sarojini from I.T.I Tung kurseong we are very proud to see you in Indianidol.All the very best for coming galas,now its the time to make all nepalese proud pliz pliz do sing well with all of ur confidence ok no need to worry.no more stupid excuses la all the very best.

Dil said...

Prashant, how can we express there is nothing left? We all are watching from thursday to Saturday every week, commencing on you and clapping. You are reaching only one behind to become (the) Indian Idol 2007....please try hard because your contestant is in firm then you must have dispatch................best of Luck and God blesh you.
Group of supporter from pokhara Nepal

Dil said...

Hi Prasant,
You rock the world man. We all love you and wishing you all the best.

riwaj said...

PRASHANT---ROCKS---ON --INDIAN ---IDOL----,


ALL THE BEST RIWAZ,

nritya said...

The final hours has come and all Nepalese people are geared up for the grand finale........watever may be the outcome Prashant had made us really proud and we all want from our heart that the voice of next Indian Idol will come from none other than 'Queen Of Hills'(Darjeeling).........Our best wishes are with you and obviously our votes also............
Nritya Rai,Kolkota.

rajan agrawal said...

hi.....
al the best india is wit u........
chak de..........