Anamika Majumdar, who became the first millionaire of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 9’, says she will spend most of her Rs 1 crore award money on her NGO.
The Jamshedpur-based NGO worker was trying to get to the ‘Hot Seat’ since the first season of the popular game show, which started airing in 2000 with megastar Amitabh Bachchan as host.
A huge fan of ‘KBC’, the 41-year-old homemaker adds she will dedicate most of the winning amount to her NGO, Faith in India, which works towards the upliftment of women and impoverished children in Jharkhand.
In an interview with news agency PTI, Majumdar says, “I participated this time in the show because of the prize money. But I had not imagined I would get an opportunity to play the game.”
“I am going to spend most of the money on my NGO. I want to do some constructive work. Mr Bachchan also asked me to invest the winning amount tactfully. I will follow his advice.”
Talking about her social work, she says that the organisation tries to provide a better chance at life through education.
She adds, “We try to minimise their problems as much as we can.”
Majumdar says despite exhausting all the four lifelines, she was hopeful that she would become a millionaire.
“When I had won Rs 50 lakh, I was a bit hopeful that if the question is somewhat easy, there are chances of me becoming a crorepati. When I got the question I was thinking about the answer.”
“(When) I saw the options I was almost sure about the right answer. Although the question was not difficult, the options were confusing. But I got it right,” she says.
After winning a crore, Majumdar went on to hear the Jio jackpot question, worth a whopping Rs 7 crore. However, she choose to skip the question and take her winnings home.
The episode aired on Sony Entertainment Television channel on Tuesday.
Question for 1 crore (answered):
“Which of these artists was principally entrusted with the task of ‘illuminating’ the original document of the Constitution of India?”
A: Ram Kinker Baij
B: Benode Behari Mukherjee
C: Abanindranath Tagore
D: Nandlal Bose (correct answer)
Question for 7 crore (skipped):
“Which of the following is not a pair of parent and child, who have both won Nobel Prizes?”
A: Marie Curie, Irene Joliot Curie
B: JJ Thomson, George Paget Thomson
C: Niels Bohr, Aage Bohr
D: Herman Emil Fischer, Hans Fischer (correct answer)
With PTI inputs