A poor Indian computer operator, Sushil Kumar, won five crore rupees in the in the famous TV quiz, Kaun Banega Crorepatis – an Indian version of the world-wide hit, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
On his blog, the legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan, who is the host of KBC, revealed that the 27-year-old person, from the impoverished eastern state of Bihar, scooped five crore Indian rupees during the recording in Mumbai earlier this week.
“A young man from the interiors of Bihar, earning a meagre salary of just Rs 6,500 per month, coming from the most humblest of back grounds, reaches the Hot Seat and cracks the ultimate prize — (50 million rupees),” Bachchan wrote.
The episode will be on aired on Sony Entertainment TV at the start of next month. Kumar was the first to scoop the ultimate prize this season.
The Big B described that it was a great moment to experience, as an ordinary person, who earns just $130 a month, became a millionaire within few minutes.
The great Bollywood actor started off the quiz show 11 years ago. And, within a short span of time, the programme turned out to be one of biggest TV shows in the history of India.
KBC had winners in the previous seasons but at lower jackpot, as the final prize money was increased from a couple of crores to five crores this season. It is an interesting show, where the candidate – on the hot seat – needs to give 14 correct answers to
win the mega treasure.
Bachchan further shared that the excitement reached to its maximum level in the studio when he told the lucky man that his answer to the last question is absolutely correct. He further termed the celebrations as “rare and once in a lifetime”.
After his historic win in the KBC, Kumar also shared his feelings and said that the win is just like a dream comes true.
Expressing enormous delight over becoming the first man to seal 50 millions in the eminent quiz show, Kumar stated, “I love reading. Before winning this amount, I couldn’t buy many books, but now, I will make a huge library.”