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Indian-origin prison guard Sashi Cheliah wins MasterChef Australia 2018

The Indian-origin winner took home the MasterChef Australia trophy and a winning amount of $2,50,000 (almost Rs 1.7 crore).

New Delhi: Indian origin Singapore-born Sashi Cheliah won the coveted Masterchef Australia 2018 title in the finale of the latest season of the wildly popular cooking reality show of Masterchef.

The 39-year-old Sashi took home the prize money of 250,000 Australian dollars, after defeating fellow contestant Ben Borsht. Sashi made a final score of 93 out of 100, against Borsht’s score of 77, in a season that saw some of the greatest chefs of all time as guest judges.

My motivation, my strength and my support, love my family!!!! #MasterChefAU

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Sashi originally hails from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and was serving as a prison guard in Adelaide. The season 10 winner has also served as a police officer in Singapore for 12 years. Sashi, who announced his win on social media recently, moved to Adelaide six years ago, with his wife and two sons.

Cheliah took to social media to thank his family for supporting him. He wrote, “Hi everyone… thank you very much for the huge support and love from all over world. I am so blessed and honoured. Love you so much…Some exciting new ventures are coming soon so stay tune…My first pop up will start on 17/8 in HWKR Melbourne- Gaja by Sashi.”he said.

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