"We were approached by the Prime Minister's office and thought that a song is usually the best way of spreading awareness considering what you can communicate in a 1000 words can usually be communicated in a song of 3 minutes," said Shankar Mahadevan
With six medals, the London Olympics was India's best ever. And when India's medal winners returned home, the fans made sure their heroes received a grand welcome.
Wrestler Sushil Kumar got a rousing reception upon his arrival in New Delhi. He won the Silver medal in the London Olympics. (NDTV images)
So after 17 days of tears and glory the final curtain came down on the London Olympics 2012. A look at the closing ceremony which was full of sound and colour.
It was glory for Sushil Kumar at the London Olympics 2012 as he won a silver medal after losing to Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the final of the 66 kg freestyle wrestling event.