KBC 2013 gets its first crorepati

Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 20:29

Mumbai: Taj Mohammed Rangrez, a history teacher from Udaipur, created history by becoming the first person to win a whopping Rs.1 crore on TV reality game show `Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013`. He "can`t believe it".

All came to a standstill when the show`s host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, tossed the Rs.1 crore question to hot seat contestant Rangrez. But he answered it correctly to become the first contestant to win the desired title of a `crorepati` on the seventh edition of the show, which went on air Friday.

Rangrez is ecstatic.

"It is a moment to rejoice and celebrate and extremely difficult to believe that `I am a crorepati`. It is splendid indeed to know that I am also the first contestant this season to have won Rs. 1 crore," Rangrez said in a statement

"I was confident of the game and did not want to exhaust my lifelines at the start of the game itself," added the City of Lakes` Fatehgarh School teacher, whose seven-year-old daughter is partially blind.

He wants to use the money for her treatment as well for his family`s welfare.

"Now that I have won, my priority remains in treating my daughter who is partially blind. Also, I wish to buy a house, educate three underprivileged girls and get two orphan girls married," he said.

Rangrez has been a teacher since 10 years. He answered every question with confidence until the ninth question, where he first used a lifeline.

Upon his victory, he was joined on stage by his elder sister.

The episode featuring the first crorepati winner of the season will air Sep 15.


First Published: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 20:29

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