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Sushil Kumar becomes first person to win Rupees 5 crore on KBC

October 26, 2011 - Mumbai

Hailing from the state of Bihar, Sushil Kumar became the first person to win five crore rupees in the TV game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', here on Tuesday.

A computer operator and tutor by profession, Kumar is the first person to win the coveted prize in this season of the show.

The host, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, praised Kumar for his determination and confidence.

"Today, he has come and won five crore in the show, which is the top prize. Any person can achieve a lot, if he takes upon any challenge and is determined to achieve something in life. He is a living example of this theory," said Bachchan.

Kumar, a small-town man was pleasantly surprised to win the prize and was even happier to meet Bachchan, who is one of his favourite actors.

"I had not even thought that I would be able to win such a huge amount and I haven't thought about what I am going to do. First of all, I don't own a house; my house is not in a good shape. So, when I came here, I had thought that I would get my house renovated, but now I am going to get a new house," said Kumar.

"It is a very big thing for me to meet Amitabh Bachchan. I used to see him on the television, so when I came here I touched his feet because I was unsure if I would be able to reach this stage, since 'Fastest Finger First' is very tough and there is no guarantee if one would play the game, even if he is very knowledgeable. So, I hugged him and I think this is a big achievement for me," he added.


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