After Harshavardhan Navathe and Rahat Taslim, Kaun Banega Crorepati sees another jackpot winner this season! But this time, a new history is created as the amount 5 crores is the highest amount won by any contestant in a reality quiz game show on Indian television so far!
Sushil Kumar, who hails from East Champaran in Bihar, couldn’t believe his luck as he answered the last question sitting on the hot seat using his last lifeline, double-dip, which won him the jackpot amount! This was Kumar’s second attempt at making it to the hot seat which turned into a life-changing moment for him. He entered the show with the aim of winning Rs.2,500,000 & he won 20 times more.
“I came to the show with the mindset that I would go back home with at least Rs.25,00,000 but by god’s grace I have won Rs.5 crore. Even after deducting the tax, I know I would get at least Rs.3.5 crore which is enough for me,” says Kumar.
A computer operator by profession, Sushil earns Rs 6000 per month even after taking part-time tutions at home. He got married 5 months ago and believes his wife got him all the luck!
Sushil is very fond of reading and wishes to build a library in his hometown; but only after he builds his dream home. He now plans to quit his job and prepare for his civil services examination which has been his dream. The house that he dwells in at present is in a poor condition and he wishes to renovate the entire structure. He also wishes to help his brothers in their businesses.
The host, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, praised Sushil for his determination and confidence. “What a sensational day in the studios of KBC! 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 backgrounds, reaches the hot seat and cracks the ultimate prize – 5 cr rupees! An incredible feat!”, Amitabh posted on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.
To watch how Sushil Kumar made it to the jackpot, catch Panchkoti Maha Money Kaun Banega Crorepati on November 2, 2011 on Sony Entertainment Television. You can watch the Promo of the episode here.