Mumbai, Sep 22 (): The Narula brothers, Sarthak and Achin, have become the first ever contestants to win the prize money of Rs 7 crore in the reality game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, KBC, hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
The Narula brothers hail from Delhi. They emerged as champions after giving correct answers to all 14 questions with the help of four lifelines. Sarthak is a student while Achin is a marketing manager.
Achin have been trying to make it to the hot seat ever since the show started, in the year 2000, but he always fell short of being chosen for the fastest finger first contest.
The 71-year-old host hinted about the big win on his official blog and Twitter handle. He wrote, “It is a topsy turvy world tonight and KBC is the one that needs to be blamed!! What incredible moments, what brilliance and what an incredible play..! That is all I am permitted to say.”
“The beauty and the excitement of KBC at its very maximum! Just an incredible moment,” he added. He also posted a photograph from the sets of the show featuring the winners and titled the post as “BAZUUMMBBAAAAA .. !!!”.
The Narula brothers have planned to use the prize money for the treatment of their mother who suffers from cancer. Their father was forced to sell their house after a setback in business.
Amitabh posted, “What a joy to see a 28-year old and his younger brother of 23, playing to gather some money to be able to put it into the cause of providing the fees required for the treatment of their mother who suffers from ovarian cancer”.
The show’s producer, Siddhartha Basu, said the jackpot win was an unforgettable moment. He said they have been waiting for such a moment since the start of the show. The makers of the show are visibly pleased to see bright brains like Sarthak and Achin fight to achieve the Maha Jackpot.