Won’t Spend a Penny On Family, Says First KBC 9 Crorepati Anamika
The ninth season of Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati got it’s first crorepati in the form of Anamika Majumdar. The homemaker and NGO worker from Jamshedpur is a commerce graduate and runs her own NGO called ‘Faith in India’.
So what inspired Anamika to take part in Kaun Banega Crorepati?
I have followed KBC from the very first season and had tried several times but this time it was a do or a die situation for me. My NGO needed funds because the government wasn’t helping us. When the registrations opened, I applied and once I got to know that I have entered the game then I knew it is the time to burn the midnight lamp. I was given almost a month to prepare, I worked as hard as I could. I studied current affairs, general knowledge and history. I had in mind the purpose I was working for which motivated me to work harder day by day.Anamika Majumdar
On being asked how she is going to use the money Anamika said:
The entire money will be used in the development of Jharkhand. It is not justmy win, it is a win for the women of Jharkhand. It is not a developed state -women and children both need upliftment here. I will not spend even a penny on anything else other than the required place and that is what Amitabh ji has advised me to do. I didn’t get anything for my family from the winning amount and I don’t think they will like it if I spend it on them rather than spending on the cause I went for. My children and my family are very happy, it is time for celebration and it is Diwali before time. We all have been dancing and enjoying my victory. I don’t want to distribute food and clothes, that is something a lot of people do. I want real development, which will come through educating as many children as I can.Anamika Majumdar
The 41-year-old lady not only runs an NGO but also writes and directs plays for children, which helps them convey a social message to society. According to Anamika, it was Big B who seemed more happier on her win. The superstar got off his seat and couldn’t control his excitement. Describing the winning moment, Anamika recalls:
I didn’t get any first thought, I was in a state where I couldn’t register anything until Amitabh ji started laughing. I had tears in my eyes because I achieved what I wanted. I had made everybody happy. The question was based on the Constitution and I was sure about my answer. After which I didn’t take up the next jackpot question as I wasn’t sure about the answer and didn’t want to lose the money I had just won. So I played it safe.Anamika Majumdar