The South Richmond Hill community welcomes back one their own who competed on a popular reality TV show in India. 

Ben Parag rode in on a horse and carriage Saturday.

The 19-year-old singer came in sixth place on "Dil Hai Hindustani" -- a show similar to American Idol -- just a few weeks ago.

At Saturday's celebration Parag performed songs he sang on the show. 

The community also honored him and his family with flowers, performances and prayer.

"It feels really overwhelming. It feels really great to know that, you know, my community's coming out and they're supporting me in my dreams and my achievements. And I'm just so glad that, uh, that I can spend it with them because these are the people who, uh, made me go somewhere in my life."

So what's next for Parag?

He says he will be moving to India in the next few weeks to pursue his dream of becoming a Bollywood playback singer.