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Nayanjyoti Saikia defeats Santa Sharma and Suvarna Bagul to lift the trophy

MasterChef India reality TV show has made a comeback after 3 years. Season 7 began on January 2, 2023 and after a competitive fight between 16 contestants, on March 31, 2023 the winner of the show was announced. After fighting off a number of challenges given by the judges, Assamese boy Nayanjyoti Saikia lifted the trophy.

On Friday, MasterChef India Season 7 had its grand finale and the final challenge of the show was given by chef Sanjeev Kapoor. In the final challenge, the top 3 contestants had to prepare a 3-course meal and whoever impressed the judges with their innovative and tasty dish had to be announced as the winner. After defeating Santa Sharma and Suvarna Bagul in the grand final, Nayanjyoti Saikia lifted the trophy. Santa Sharma from Assam became the first runner up and followed by Suvarna Bagul from Mumbai.

The winner of the reality show took home a trophy as well as a golden chef’s coat. Apart from this, Nayanjyoti also won a cash prize of Rs 25 Lakhs as the winning amount. He belongs to a small village in Assam and his journey on the show started when chef Vikas Khanna traveled to Assam in search of an Assamese home cook and was impressed with his cooking skills. After testing Nayanjyoti’s cooking skills, Chef Vikas Khanna invited him to participate in the show, and all his hard work paid off when he became the winner after putting up a tough fight against the other contestants.

While chatting with Pinkvilla, Nayanjyoti Saikia revealed what he would do with the winning amount and said, “I think I should save my amount for the future. In the future, I want to open my own restaurant so that I can introduce Northeastern cuisine to the world. Many people are unfamiliar with Northeastern cuisine. Santa Ji and I tried to do northeastern cuisine in MasterChef India, but it’s not even 1% of it. There are many delicacies that are produced here. So I would like to feature this in my restaurant, and I need a huge amount for this, so the winning amount would be helpful then.

MasterChef India Season 7 was judged by chefs Vikas Khanna, Ranveer Brar and Garima Arora. Previous seasons of the reality show aired on Star Plus, however, this season aired on Sony Entertainment Television and Sony LIV app.

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