The tenth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) quiz show which was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan got its first crorepati in Binita Jain. Hailing from Guwahati, Assam Binita took home Rs 1 crore in Tuesday’s episode. This show is popularly known as KBC throughout India
The question which made Binita a crorepati was, “In India, which case was heard by the largest ever Constitution bench of 13 judges?” Just like other questions, here too Binita knew the answer but as she put it, “the winning amount is the culprit”. Despite knowing the answer, she could not muster the courage to say it as she was afraid of losing a huge amount of money which she had won until then. After giving it a deep thought, Binita finally answered the question and won not only Rs 1 crore but also a car. Her father who accompanied her to the show was visibly proud and could not hold back his emotions.
Whereas The sixteenth question “Who invented the first stock ticker in 1867?”, which was worth Rs 7 crore, troubled the confident Binita and she decided to quit the game and take home Rs 1 crore. However, the answer she gave after quitting the game was also correct and it would have made her win Rs 7 crore.
Amitabh was all praise for Binita. But, if the actor would not have helped her early in the game, Binita would have lost her chance of winning a crore at the second question itself. It so happened, Binita didn’t pay attention to the question and answered it in haste. Amitabh paused for a moment and gave her time to realise her mistake. This is when she answered it right and from here there was no looking back for a confident Binita.
During the episode, Binita narrated her heart-wrenching life story. Fifteen years ago, her husband was held captive by militants while he was on a business trip to a neighbouring state. He never returned and Binita had to start her life again. Living with the motto, “Life must go on”, she raised her two children and took up the job of a teacher.
Previously in the season, a ticket examiner from Bhagalpur, Somesh Kumar Choudhary, and graphic designer based in Gujarat, Sandip Savaliya, have both won Rs 25 lakh each. They quit the show as they were unable to answer the 13th question.
During KBC 9, no contestant claimed the Rs 7 crore awards. Ananmika Majumdar, a social worker from Jharkhand, went home with Rs 1 crore after she successfully answered the question: Which of these artists was principally entrusted with the task of ‘illuminating’ the original document of the Constitution of India? She chose Nandlal Bose as her answer, which won her the jackpot.