Last week, I had gone to the Dadar vegetable market (near their home). A five-year-old girl recognised me and asked if I was Abhijeet's mother. I have almost lost my voice just talking about my son nonstop!" exults Manisha.
"See that bouquet? I don't know who has sent it! I don't know the people who are blessing my son. Everyone wants my son to become the Indian Idol. I hope he makes it," says the proud mother.
The Sawants live in a building allotted to employees of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, where Abhijeet's father Shridhar Pandurang Sawant works. Mumbai Mayor Datta Dalvi awarded Shridhar a trophy to honour his son's achievement.