Taj Mohammed Rangrez, a history teacher from Udaipur, created history by becoming the first person to win a whopping Rs 1 crore on TV reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013. He said, ‘Can’t believe it’.
All came to a standstill when the show’s host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, tossed the Rs 1 crore question to hot seat contestant Rangrez. But he answered it correctly to become the first contestant to win the desired title of a ‘crorepati’ on the seventh edition of the show. ‘It is a moment to rejoice and celebrate and extremely difficult to believe that ‘I am a crorepati.’ It is splendid indeed to know that I am also the first contestant this season to have won Rs 1 crore,’ Rangrez said in a statement.
‘I was confident of the game and did not want to exhaust my lifelines at the start of the game itself,’ added the City of Lakes’ Fatehgarh School teacher, whose seven-year-old daughter is partially blind. He wants to use the money for her treatment as well for his family’s welfare.
‘Now that I have won, my priority is my daughter’s treatment who is partially blind.
Also, I wish to buy a house, educate three underprivileged girls and get two orphan girls married,’ he said. Rangrez has been a teacher since 10 years. He answered every question with confidence until the ninth question, where he first used a lifeline.
Upon his victory, he was joined on stage by his elder sister. The episode featuring the first crorepati winner of the season will air on 15 September.