What did the first winner of KBC, Harshvardhan Navathe, do with his life after winning Rs. 1 crore?
Kaun Banega Crorepati, the only TV Show which tickled everyone’s grey cells was patterned from UK game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Everyone won prize money, but some of them won jumbo prize money. Below is a short description of the life of top KBC winners now.
1. Harshwardhan Nawathe – 1st Season
27 years Harshwardhan’s life changed upside down in 2000 when he won Rs. 1 crore and became the first contestant in KBC show to grab the money bag. The then Indian Civil Services aspirant became mini celebrity when he won the prize amount. After the show, he dropped the idea of Civil Services and went to UK for doing MBA. Currently employed in Mahindra & Mahindra, he leads a happy life with his two children and wife.
2. Ravi Mohan Saini – KBC Junior
Can you think of a 14 year old child winning Rs. 1 crore not because of a lottery but because of his intellect. Well, Ravi Saini defied this imagination of every one of and went on to become the winner of KBC Junior in 2001 and earned Rs. 1 crore. The prodigy didn’t stop there, rather continued to prove his mettle and respect for his country as an officer in the Indian Police Service.
3. Rahat Taslim – 4th Season
A lady hailing from conservative family became pride of every women in India when she won Rs. 1 crore. She had to discontinue her studies as she was married off but now she lives an independent life in Giridih where she has put up her own garment showroom in a mall.
4. Sushil Kumar – 5th Season
Sushil Kumar is a perfect example of the quote “Education has no boundaries.” Hailing from a humble background of Motihari in Bihar, computer operator became the first contestant in KBC’s history to get hold of Rs. 5 crore on hot seat. His victory brought laureate to him but seems like he could not manage his prize money. He received Rs. 3.6 crores after deduction of taxes which he spent carelessly and apparently now is jobless and striving for money.