History created on Kaun Banega Crorepati 2014

History created on Kaun Banega Crorepati 2014

~ The Narula brothers, Achin and Sarthak, become the first ever contestants to win the highest prize of Rs. 7 crore ~

National, September 20,2014: Kaun Banega Crorepati, known to inspire contestants to achieve their dreams, set another milestone for Indian television as it got its first ever 7 crore winner. The moment will be cherished and celebrated for a long time when brothers Achin and Sarthak Narula from Delhi answered the 14th question and took home the highest amount to be ever offered on any game show in India.

The Jodi Special episode of KBC 8 saw the young duo, barely in their 20s, tackle 14 difficult and diverse questions with the help of 4 lifelines and emerge victorious. The success of Achin, a marketing manager and Sarthak, a student, not only glorifies their exceptional intelligence but also proves that ‘Yaha sirf paise hi nahi dil bhi jeete jaate hai’. An ardent fan of the quiz show, Achin has been trying to be part of this iconic show for the last 10 years but always fell short of being selected for the fastest finger first. This year his determination, hard work and go-getter attitude paid off as he not only fulfilled his dream of coming on the Hot Seat but also went down in history by winning the highest prize money. The duo was extremely positive and calm on the Hot Seat and answered questions with confidence and ease. Their demeanor was a clear reflection of their thirst for learning and knowledge.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Seth, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sony Entertainment Television said, “This is a momentous occasion for all of us at Kaun Banega Crorepapti and we would like to congratulate the 7 Crore Jackpot winners-Achin & Sarthak. Over the years the show has evolved from being just a knowledge based game show to something which is greatly appreciated and aspirational to our audience.  We hope KBC continues to inspire people the way it has been all these years.”

Adding to that Mr. Siddhartha Basu, Chairman and Managing Director of Big Synergy Media Ltd said’ “We have been waiting for a moment like this since the inception of this show. It is a pleasure to see bright brains like Achin and Sarthak battle it out for the Maha Jackpot. It will be our endeavour to continue to raise the bar on this knowledge based game show so that we can encourage more and more people to achieve their dreams through this show.”

The Narula brothers left the host of the show, Amitabh Bachchan completely speechless with their sheer brilliance. Not to forget, he was completely elated to sign a cheque of Rs. 7 crores, first time ever, for the lucky winners!

About Sony Entertainment Television

Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels is a part of Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backed Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network.  Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created a unique space for itself in the Indian Television industry. Pioneering new waves in television programming, with blockbuster movie premieres, big format non – fiction shows and an impressive array of fiction shows like Indian Idol, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Entertainment Keliye Kuch Bhi Karega, Bade Acche LagteHain, Kuch to Log Kahenge, Parvarrish,Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap, CID and Crime Patrol. SET is known for its innovative concepts and exciting formats and is the most preferred family entertainment channel which has been providing strong platforms for more than 700 brands to reach over 50 million households in India. In addition, Sony Entertainment Television is also available in the US, UK, Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji Islands and Seychelles. In total, SET influences over 300 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide. Sony Entertainment Television is a part of   the network of channels distributed by The One Alliance – a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in the One Alliance network include SAB, SONY PAL, MAX,MAX 2, PIX, MIX, SIX, AXN, Animax, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAMIL, Discovery kids, AATH, Aaj tak, Headlines Today, Tez, Neo Sports, Neo Prime, TIMES NOW, MOVIES NOW, ET NOW, Zoom, SET HD, SIX HD AND DISCOVERY HD WORLD

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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