After almost nine months of waiting, Indian Idol 12 has finally found its winner in the form of Pawandeep Rajan. He won a trophy, a car and prize money of ₹ 25 lakh. On other hand, Arunita Kanjilal and Sayali Kamble were declared as the first and second runner-up, respectively. They were given a cheque of ₹ 5 lakhs each. Announcing Pawandeep Rajan as the winner of one of the longest-running singing reality shows, Sony TV tweeted: "Jinki kismat mein likhi thi jeet, jinke taaron mein likha tha khitaab, unn #IdolPawandeep ko jeet ka salaam! CONGRATULATIONS #IdolPawandeep for the epic win, you have made history! India loves you!"