13-Year-Old Lydian Nadhaswaram From Chennai Becomes ‘The World’s Best’, Bags 1 Million Dollars

13-year-old wonderboy from Chennai, Lydian Nadhaswaram, turned a million heads last month with his outstanding skills on the piano. Performing at CBS global talent show ‘The World’s Best’, the gifted teenager tried his hands on ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ by composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and you bet, he had the world standing on its feet with his exceptional performance.

Come March, Nadhaswaram continues to blow our minds.

In an incredible achievement, the student of ‘Mozart of Madras’, AR Rahman’s KM Music Conservatory, has bagged the top prize of $1 million at ‘The World’s Best’. According to Deccan Chronicle, the legendary A.R Rahman heaped praise on the champion and said,

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Thank you so much…🙏🏻❤️🎼💐🎹

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“Lydian’s success is India’s success. Who knew that, KMMC, a seed sown 11 years ago, would bring such inspiration to so many, such is the extraordinary power of music.”

Here is a tweet from A.R. Rahman.

As far as executive producer Mark Burnett is concerned, Nadhaswaram has just won the Olympics of entertainment! That’s massive, right?

“It’s like the Olympics for entertainment.”

However, for the finals, Lydian had a special performance up his sleeves. He went for two medleys which left the judges panel including Faith Hill, RuPaul Charles and Drew Barrymore, speechless.

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Thank you Drew Barrymore..🙏🏻☺️🎼

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Congratulations you little beauty. The country is proud of you.