Sunmeet Kaur becomes the first woman crorepati on KBC. Earlier crorepatis were Harshavardhan Navate and Sushil Kumar. The episode featuring her victory will be shown next week. Be sure to check out the questions here and find out if you could have become a crorepati. Photos and interview (scroll down)
FFF: Arrange these personalities in the increasing order of the number of times they were sworn in as prime minister of India.
A: Manmohan Singh B: Atal Bihari Vajpayee C: Indira Gandhi D: P V Narsimha Rao
1(5000): Which of these is traditionally served with Bhature?
A: Aloo Gobhi B: Butter Chicken C: Chholey D: Dal Makhni
Ans: C: Chholey
2(10000): According to the song from ‘Sholay’, “Koi Haseena Jab Rooth Jaati Hai, Toh Aur Bhi _____________ ” ?
A. Rangeen Ho Jaati Hai B. Shareef Ho Jaati Hai C. Namkeen Ho Jaati Hai D. Haseen Ho Jaati Hai
Ans : D. Haseen Ho Jaati Hai
3(20000): Which of these is a type of traditional embroidery from Punjab ?
A. Bandhani B. Chikankari C. Phulkari D. Kantha
Ans : C. Phulkari
4(40000): Identify the voice
Ans: A: Navjot Singh Sidhu
5(80000): The largest organ of the body is
A: Large Intestine B: Skin C: Liver D: Stomach
Ans: B: Skin
6(1,60,000): During his tenure as Chief minister, who once said that he dreamt of turning Mumbai into a Shanghai ?
A) Vilasrao Deshmukh B) Ashok Chavan C) Sushil Kumar Shinde D) Sharad Pawar
Ans is A) Vilasrao Deshmukh
7(3,20,000): Which of the following are Cirrus, Stratus and Cumulus all types of?
A) CloudsB) Ocean Currents C) Winds D) Hurricanes
Ans is A) Clouds
8(6,40,000): Which of these sports events is named after a place?
A) Tennis B) Soccer C) Marathon D) Squash
Ans is C) Marathon
9(12,50,000): In 1610, who first observed the planet Saturn through a telescope?
A) Galileo Galilei B) Nicolaus Copernicus C) Giovanni Cassini D) Giordano Bruno
Ans is A) Galileo Galilei
10(25,00,000) Which of these politicians has been the Presidents of the Indian National Congress for the longest period?
A) Jawaharlal Nehru B) Indira Gandhi C) Rajiv Gandhi D) Sonia Gandhi
Ans is D) Sonia Gandhi
11(50,00,000): In 1846, what was bought by Gulab Singh from the British for Rs 75 lakhs?
A) Simla B) Kumaon C) Kashmir D) Garhwal
Ans is C) Kashmir
12(1 Crore): What was the name of India’s first test tube baby developed using IVF technique by Dr Subhas Mukherjee?
A) Lakshmi B) Saraswati C) Kali D) Durga
Ans is D) Durga
Question Worth Rs. 5 Crore :
13(5 crore) : Who is the first woman to successfully climb K2, the world’s second highest mountain peak ?
A. Junko Tabei B. Wanda Rutklewicz C. Tamae Watanabe D. Chantal Mauduit
Ans : B. Wanda Rutklewicz
Interview with Sunmeet Kaur (Courtesy: Times of India)
You are the first woman to win 5 crores on KBC. You must be on top of the world.
It’s a dream come true for me and I have no words. I’m so happy. It feels great! I feel like a celebrity now. I feel I have achieved so much!
So how was it on the hot seat with Mr. Bachchan?
I can’t believe I sat on the hot seat for so long and played in front of him! People wait their whole lives to meet him and there I was sitting in front of the legend. He’s so humble and polite. He was giving me tips on how to play. When you hear him speak, you can go on listening. Mr Bachchan is so charismatic.
Did you have to prepare very hard to make it till the end of the quiz and win the 5 crore question?
It was not easy. I studied a lot and would sit online for hours. I want to thank my tuition kids for helping me. We studied each and every subject together. Initially it was tough because there are no libraries near my house but thanks to the kids and the internet, I was prepared. I put in two and a half months of hard work.
You had a lot of support from your husband Manmeet Singh. Did you’ll decide together that you would apply for the show?
Initially I did not tell my husband. I applied and cleared for the auditions, even then he did not know. When they gave me my shooting dates, I was clearly told I would have to bring my husband on the show. That’s when I told him because I wanted to surprise him. He’s the only person who supports ladies so much.
How do you intend to spend the cash prize?
I haven’t decided yet. I was busy shooting and have not even spent time with my family. But some amount will surely go towards charity. Let’s see. Maybe towards child education. Since I’m a tuition teacher, I will also think of expanding my home run business.
Will life change from now on?
No. I’m still the same person and my husband and I continue to remain grounded. We will always have our feet on the ground. He’s a big actor but that has never gotten to him. So I don’t see why anything should change now. We believe in simple thinking and high living.
Any plans for TV?
I will decide with my husband, depending on what is offered and what scope the show has.