woman to use money on kids' 'good education'
A 37-year-old homemaker from a humble
family here who has become the first woman to win a crore of rupees
in "Kaun Banega Crorepati" says she will use her whopping prize
money to provide "good education" to her children.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all praise for Rahat Taslim
from Jharkhand who became the first woman to win Rs.1 crore on his
gameshow "Kaun Banega Crorepati".
"Rahat Taslim, a small town housewife from Giriddih, Jharkhand as
you all may have known by now, won the one crore at KBC," Amitabh
posted on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.
"A simple woman, a Muslim from an unknown village, still under the
social and conservative norms of the 'purdah', came out from her
house stitching activities that earned her 2000-3000 rupees in
order to run the house and made a crore of rupees," he added.
Taslim, 37, who is the first contestant of the fourth season of
Kaun Banega Crorepati to win Rs.1 crore, had spent most of her
life facing endless hardships.
While she sews clothes, her husband works with the Mica Trading
Corp of India on a salary of Rs.6,000.
"She never in her life had opened even a bank account, because of
their meagre earnings, had never seen the lakhs that came to her
in the form of the zero's on her cheque and had never ever
imagined that she would get to the hot seat at KBC," Amitabh
"But she did. Her husband was away working in Cochin in Kerala and
she took the initiative to apply first to KBC," he added.
Praising her knowledge, Amitabh wrote: "She played like a master,
knew most of the answers till she reached the 50 lakh mark and
then cracked the million dollar question."
The actor wrote that never once did the contestant flinch or
express any fear of what she was getting into and was confident
from the word go.
"What a fantastic moment for the game. What a fantastic moment for
women in our country - that given an opportunity, they had the
ability to shine like never before. And that the heart of India
resides in that little village or town which we know nothing
about!" he added.
"Well done Rahat, you have become a part of a very important and
historic moment not just for the game of KBC, but for the country
as well. More, country," he added.
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