Paving his way through daredevil stunts and a spine chilling grand finale, choreographer-actor Punit J Pathak was crowned the winner of Season 9 of the adventure-reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi hosted by filmmaker Rohit Shetty. The fans on Twitter were left elated as their “most deserved celebrity” walked out of the show with the winner’s trophy, a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh and a Swift car.

“Nothing comes easy for me, this win was due to sheer hard work, focus, determination and self-belief. It feels great to be crowned as the ultimate winner of Khatron Ke Khiladi 9. Winning a show that directs its participants to face their fears and overcome them, does wonders to their confidence,” a humble Punit told PTI after winning the show.

Check some of the moments from the grand finale here:

 
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TV actors Bharti Singh, Ridhima Pandit, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, Vikas Gupta, Avika Gor, Zain Imam, Jasmin Bhasin, Aly Goni, former cricketer Sreesanth, Bollywood actor Shamita Shetty, singer-actor Aditya Narayan and choreographer Punit J Pathak competed on the show that regularly challenged their daredevil side. Aditya ended up as the first runner-up on the show hosted by Rohit who curated all the stunts for the contestants.

About Punit performed better than the duo to bag the title, Rohit said, “Punit Pathak has been a well deserving winner as he fought all odds and took all the challenges head-on. I am extremely proud of each and every contestant who bravely fought their fears. Together we had a great time and a memorable experience.” Rohit also said that watching the participants “push their boundaries” was an incredible experience for him.

Sharing his fond memories of the reality show that he formerly hosted, the original Khiladi Akshay Kumar, attended the grand finale and was seen performing a spectacular stunt while those for the finalists involved a car, a troller, a chopper and a blast, was hands down a visual delight.