Real life Indian Millionaire winner

Terbaru  31 Oktober 2011 - 22:36 WIB
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Sushil Kumar celebrating his win

In scenes which could have come from the blockbuster film 'Slumdog Millionaire' a man from one of India's poorest states has become the first person to win a $1m jackpot on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Reporter:

Nitin Srivastav

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A modest computer engineer and tutor by profession, Sushil Kumar used to draw a monthly salary of less than a $150 per month.

Not any more.

In the Indian version of Britain's popular game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Sushil Kumar has taken home the winner's cheque of $1 million.

Mr Kumar's brother said Sushil was particularly well-informed because he regularly listened to news and current affairs on the BBC's Hindi Service.

And he was understandably delighted with his windfall. "I never thought in my wildest dreams that I could do this," he said.

Mr Kumar plans to pay off his debts and buy a new home for his family.

The TV show, 'Kaun Bangega Crorepati', one of the most popular in India, was aired first in the year 2000, hosted by the noted Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.

Nitin Srivastava, BBC News, Delhi

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Vocabulary

modest: tidak suka menonjolkan diri

to draw: menerima

well-informed: berpengetahuan luas

windfall: rezeki yang datang tidak terduga

in my wildest dream: mimpi, angan-angan saya

to pay off his debts: melunasi hutang-hutangnya

aired: disiarkan

hosted by: dibawakan oleh

noted: terkenal

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