‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 11’: Ajeet Kumar becomes fourth crorepati

The popular quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season 11 gets its fourth crorepati. Ajeet Kumar from Bihar, who is a jail superintendent from Hajipur, won one crore by using 50-50 lifeline. Ajeet Kumar played the game very brilliantly and he was absolutely sure in answering every question. Megastar and host Amitabh Bachchan praised Ajeet Kumar for playing the game so confidently and said that he is an inspiration for all the contestants.

While talking to Indianexpress.com, Ajeet Kumar 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.”

“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 what he is doing to do with 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.”

He wanted to win Rs seven crore but since the question is not known to him, he decided to quit, 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 was asked what made him to leave the railway job and get into police job, 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.”

The first crorepati of this season was Sanoj Raj from Bihar's Jehanabad, followed by Babita Tade, who was mid-day cook in a government school in Maharashtra. Gautam Kumar Jha, a senior section engineer in the Indian Railways was the third crorepati of the season and Ajeet Kumar becomes fourth contestant to win one crore.