Hajipur resident Ajeet Kumar on Tuesday won Rs 1 crore on Kaun Banega Crorepati 11. He became the fourth crorepati of the Amitabh Bachchan-hosted quiz show. Ajeet was lauded for his knowledge and even called the best player of the season for his smart gameplay.
In an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, Ajeet said, “It was an amazing experience to be on the show. When I got through the audition, I had the confidence that I will do well but never did I imagine that I will take home Rs 1 crore. It’s a very special moment and a lifetime experience for me. Honestly, there’s no end to my happiness and this feeling cannot be expressed in words.”
Sharing that many lose their nerves while sitting in front of KBC 11 host Amitabh Bachchan, the ex-railway employee said, “It’s so difficult to keep your calm in front of him. He is a superstar and it really took effort to not lose my concentration. If you see the episodes, I was trying to not look at him much. I wanted to keep my focus and play the game.”
When asked how he plans to spend the prize money, Ajeet Kumar said, “The money is very big and it will definitely help me in getting a better lifestyle for myself and my family. We can easily use it for all our necessities. Also, I want to help people around me who need financial aid, so a sum will also be spent there. And if it’s possible, I would like to help in forming rehabilitation centres for convicts.”
Talking about his family’s reaction, the 40-year-old said, “Everyone is overjoyed. The training institute that I am associated with planned a screening, where everyone watched the episode together. It’s an overwhelming feeling to see so many people happy because of me.”
Sharing that he wanted to win Rs seven crore, Ajeet Kumar said, “I was really hoping that I would be the first one to take home the big prize money. But when the question came, I knew it wasn’t an easy one. I didn’t want to take a risk and so decided to quit.”
The Bihar resident has been prepping for a job as a jail superintendent. Ask him what made him get back to studies after leaving his job in the railways and he said, “I have always wanted to work for the betterment of society. Also, I love challenges and attempting these exams is always exciting. After winning Kaun Banega Crorepati, I am more confident about my entrance exams. I know I will pass with flying colours.”
Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 airs Monday-Friday at 9 pm.