'Slumdog millionaire' triumph
Thursday 27 October 2011
A poor government clerk from eastern India has become the first person to win the jackpot on the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.
Sushil Kumar earned £75 a month working in a government office in the state of Bihar before he gave all the right answers on the popular TV show.
The 2008 Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire was about a man from a poor background who hits the jackpot on the show, which is hugely popular in India.
Mr Kumar told show host and Indian movie hero Amitabh Bachchan that he was thrilled he could now afford to pay for a preparatory course so he can take India's civil service exam.
He said he also planned to use some of his winnings to build a library in his home town.
He also wants to buy a home for his wife and give his brothers money so they can set up small businesses.
Mr Kumar's episode was recorded on Tuesday night and will be broadcast next week.
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