Sushil Kumar, a computer operator and tutor in a small town in Bihar won the mega prize of Rs 5 crore on Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 (KBC).
Amitabh Bachchan, who hosts the KBC 5, has posted on his blog bigb.bigadda.com: “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! This is what the common man is all about. This is what KBC is all about – given an opportunity, the common man has the strength the ability and the acumen to prove to the world that he is the best and second to none.”
In the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Harshvardhan Nawathe from Mumbai won the prize of Rs 1 crore.
In 2004, Rahat Taslim from Jharkand won Rs 1 crore but quit before the jackpot question for Rs 5 crore.