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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Indian man wins Indian version of TV game show "Who wants to be a millionaire".

Have you watched the Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire? It was once a fictional show but it has come into reality for an Indian man.

An office worker who earns $120 a month wins a $1 million on the Indian TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
A man from one of India's poorest states has won an unprecendented $1 million jackpot in the Indian version of the TV game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire".

Office worker Sushil Kumar from Bihar, is the first contestant to win the top prize on the popular TV show, Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.

Kumar, who earns 6,000 rupees ($120) per month says he used to watch the show at a neighbour's house because his family was too poor to afford a television set, has not made any grand plans on spending his prize.
"I'm going to repair my house, fulfil a few basic needs and then move to Delhi to study for the civil service exams," he told the Reuters news agency.

"Our house has almost broken down and we have a lot of loans that have to be repaid, If it hadn't been for this money, I would have got old before I sorted out my life," said Kumar.

"Slumdog Millionaire", shot in the slums of Mumbai, tells the story of a call centre teaboy who wins the TV game show against all odds.

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