KKR's victory parade
The Hazra street in Kolkata is filled with fans who have turned out in large numbers to catch a glimpse of the victorious team. The blazing sun is no deterrent to these cricket fans.
It was a day to celebrate in Kolkata as the KKR players, Shah Rukh Khan, Mamata Banerjee, Juhi Chawla among others, turned up to spend a day out with the fans in the heat. (PTI image)
A magnificent view of a jam-packed Eden Gardens. (AP image)
Players take a victory lap of the Eden Gardens, cheered by a huge number of fans gathered for the ceremony.
Kolkata players along with co-owner Shah Rukh gather for the cake cutting ceremony at the Eden gardens.
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir looks on as Mamata Banerjee speaks honouring the IPL champions.v
M. K. Narayanan, governor of Bengal, is seen here with the players as Mamata Banerjee addresses the gathering at the Eden Gardens.
KKR owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla in a jovial mood at the felicitation ceremony.
The Baadshah of Bollywood dances with the some of the players from the team.
Shah Rukh knows how to get others to join in the fun.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lifts the IPL trophy as Shah Rukh Khan looks on.
Shah Rukh Khan and Mamata Banerjee embrace each other as the ceremony gathers momentum.
King Khan holds the trophy as Gautam Gambhir and other players look on.
Iqbal Abdullah looks ecstatic as he receives his bouquet from the Chief Minister.
Gautam Gambhir holds the IPL 5 trophy along with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as fans watch on in Kolkata.
Mamata Banerjee celebrates with the KKR squad.
Ms Bannerjee had earlier said that she and the state was proud of what the IPL team had achieved.
The jubilation was for all to see as the team was greeted by state officials.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir is seen here with assistant coach Vijay Dahiya.
The Eden Gardens looked like the jewel it is described to be in cricketing folklore.
The team being frantically clicked and cheered by fans. (AP image)
Kolkata players, atop the rally trailer, greet the supporters amidst massive celebrations.
The fans at the Eden Gardens were patient, passionate and ready to reach new decibel levels.
It was hard to distinguish the feeling of fans from that of the Kolkata players. Gambhir had dedicated the win to the people of the city and the state, earlier.
Flags were out, the colours were in all their shimmering hues and it was like what the city has hardly ever witnessed before.
Such was the fervour that even some of the Kolkata players were capturing all with their own cameras.
The IPL 5 trophy was the cynosure of everybody's eyes as players too, took their turns to grab the coveted piece.
The streets of the city were filled with people celebrating the Indian Premier League win.
Another snapshot of Shah Rukh Khan expressing his joy at Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL win. (AP image)
KKR IPL final hero, Manvinder Singh Bisla looked in cracking mood as he holds the tournament silverware.
At the end of it all, it was clear that the win was symbolic of what this city is all about.