January 24, 2021 | 2:35 PM IST

KBC-11 gets it first crorepati from Bihar

Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 got its first crorepati on Friday evening. Sanoj Raj, a UPSC aspirant from Jehanabad district of Bihar, earned Rs 1 crore by answering all the questions correctly. Sanoj Raj was the last contestant from the week’s contestants to get through the fastest finger first round. He credited his success and the winning amount to his father who is a farmer.

After the win, Raj called up his homemaker mother telling her about becoming a crorepati. She replied saying that his sincere efforts have borne fruit. The question that fetched Raj the whooping amount was ‘The father of which Chief Justice of India was one of the first Chief Minister of an Indian state?’ Raj decided to use his final lifeline ‘Ask the Expert’. The 25-year-old, however, could not manage to get through the Rs 7 crore jackpot question which was “Who was the Indian bowler off whom Australian legend Don Bradman got a single to reach his 100th first-class century?”

During the show when he was asked what inspired him to pursue IAS he said, that as a little boy he had seen an IAS appointed in his neighborhood work selflessly for the welfare of people. He added, “Politicians are in power for only five years but civil servants are hired permanently and can do wonders if they want. That’s when I decided to become an IAS.

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