() is a Darjeeling
-based Indian singer
. He was the winner of Indian Idol Season 3
in 2007. He is the first Indian of Nepali ethnicity to make it to the final rounds of Indian Idol and win it. He is also the first person from the Indian police force to enter the final rounds of Indian Idol.
Prashant Tamang was born in Darjeeling, a hilly town in West Bengal
to Rupa Tamang and Madan Tamang. He spent most of his early life in the Himalayan region of Darjeeling and studied at St. Robert's School. After the demise of his father in an accident, Prashant left school and joined Kolkata Police
as a constable in his father place. In Kolkata Police, he sang for the police orchestra. His family includes his grandmother, mother and his sister, Archana. Prashant married Geeta Thapa (Martha Alley), who is a flight attendant, on 16 February 2011 in Nagaland
According to the Indian Idol programme commentary, Prashant auditioned for Indian Idol III (2007) because his friends and his seniors, especially Mr. Zulfiqar Hasan, Special Additional Commissioner of Police (who incidentally also got Prashant's leave sanctioned for the competition) told him that his voice was very good. He auditioned for Indian Idol... Read More