New Delhi, Nov 28, 2013: Firoz Fatma from Saharanpur has emerged the first female crorepati of the 2013 edition of popular reality TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC).
She took home a jackpot of Rs.1 crore from the show, hosted by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Her victory will be showcased on the season’s last episode Sunday.
A Bachelor of Science student from Uttar Pradesh, Fatma participated in the game show to win a certain amount to pay off her deceased father’s loan.
Fatma had lost hope to make it to the hot seat this season, but she finally found her lucky moment.
"I was very nervous when I wasn’t able to make it to the hot seat in the second last episode and felt I have to go home empty handed. But then I aced the fastest finger first round and made my way to the hot seat," Fatma said in a press statement issued post her Rs.1 crore victory.
"Also, I didn’t feel as the one-crore winner until the audience clapped and Bachchanji hugged me. It is a great feeling," she added.
Fatma credits her pool of general knowledge to newspapers and news channels.
Now the young lady wants to help her family get rid of her father’s loan, and invest some money in studying further for a brighter future. She also wants her mother to live a tension-free life.
KBC is the Indian adaptation of international format "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire". KBC first went on air in 2000.
Except the third season, which was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, Big B has been in the anchor’s seat for all KBC seasons.