fbb Femina Miss India World 2016: Rajkanya Baruah is Miss India Kolkata, Sushmita Roy and Adya Niraj are Runners Up

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Adya Niraj, Rajkanya Baruah and Sushmita Roy - fbb Femina Miss Kolkata World 2016 Winners
Adya Niraj, Rajkanya Baruah and Sushmita Roy - fbb Femina Miss Kolkata 2016 Winners

Kolkata, Jan 16 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Rajkanya Baruah from Guwahati emerged as the winner of fbb Femina Miss India Kolkata 2016. She was crowned by Koel Mullick. First runner up Sushmita Roy was crowned by Churni Ganguly and Second runner up Adya Niraj was crowned by Dev and Nil.


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Tollywood actress Koel Mullick, actress and director Churni Ganguly, fashion designer-duo Dev and Nil, and Manjari Agarwal were on the panel of the judges at the grand finale of the pageant held with great zest and glamour at Swissotel Kolkata on January 14. The brand ambassador of the pageant is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Miss India Kolkata Rajkanya Baruah
Rajkanya Baruah

On winning the crown, Rajkanya said “I am very happy and excited to wear the crown. I was also very anxious as all the girls were equally deserving for the crown and thus there was a very stiff competition “. She also said that her first priority would be to win the national level fbb Femina Miss India World 2016 contest and go on to give the international Miss World crown a shot.

Koel Mullick crowns Rajkanya Baruah
Koel Mullick crowns Rajkanya Barua

The pageant is considered one of India’s most prestigious and credible beauty pageants. It gives the winner in Kolkata a lifetime opportunity of direct entry to the Grand Finale of the fbb Femina Miss India World 2016 contest.

Koel Mullick with Adya Niraj, Rajkanya Baruah and Sushmita Roy - fbb Femina Miss Kolkata 2016 Winners
Koel Mullick with Adya Niraj, Rajkanya Baruah and Sushmita Roy

Shortlisted contestants from various cities of the eastern part of India, including Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and other regions, participated in the contest closely judged by stalwarts and experts from the glamour and fashion industry.

Churni Ganguly
Churni Ganguly crowned Sushmita Roy

The evening of the grand finale was not only about fashion but also saw a number of enthralling musical performances.

Usha Uthup
Usha Uthup

An electrifying performance by singer Usha Uthup got the energy level of the audience rising and anchor and actress Shibani Dandekar who was recently seen in Bollywood movies like ‘Roy’ and ‘Shaandar’ entertained the audience with her performances in the trademark style of Bollywood. She was well complimented by ace choreographer Punit Pathak. Shibani’s sibling Anusha Dandekar and Sachin Kumbhar played the role of the emcees who kept the audience and contestants entertained throughout the evening.

DEV R NIL designer duo with  Adya Niraj
DEV R NIL designer duo crowned Adya Niraj

The finalists were introduced in style as they arrived in the arena performing glamorous dance moves. Every one of them looked gorgeous in cocktail dresses by Komal Sood. Everybody was all eyes for the smart girls as they walked the ramp with grace and style.

Miss India Kolkata 2016 Contestant

Miss India Kolkata 2016 Contestant
Contestants at Miss India Kolkata 2016 Beauty Pageant

The fourteen contestants, who were shortlisted from over 100 aspirants in the auditions, presented a fine display of charm, poise and determination, making the judges sweat while they picked the top three winners. The selection process for the contestants spanned over four days of intense grooming and meticulous training  which the girls went through before the final.

Miss India Kolkata 2016 Contestant

Miss India Kolkata 2016 Contestant
Contestants at Miss India Kolkata 2016 Beauty Pageant

Various sub-contests like fbb Miss Fashion Icon, fbb Miss Talented, Ruparel Realty Miss Lifestyle and many more were held first to give the contestants a taste of competition awaiting them at the finale.

Miss India Kolkata 2016 Contestant
Contestant at Miss India Kolkata 2016 Beauty Pageant