Mumbai: Kaun Banega Crorepati is one of the most watched and popular quiz-based reality show on Indian television. The game show which premiered in 2000 recently concluded its 13th season. It has been hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan since its inception except for the 3rd season which was presented by Shah Rukh Khan.
The first three seasons of KBC were aired on Star Plus. Since season 4 it has been airing on Sony Entertainment Television.
After almost four months, KBC 13 is coming to an end on Friday. Big B hosted the finale episode with Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan as special guests. The Shaandaar Shukriya episode saw the crickets dance with Big B, play cricket with the legendary actor and obviously, answer some interesting questions.
The 13th season saw many contestants taking home lakhs and thousands of rupees. It got three crorepatis — Himani Bundela, Sahil Ahirwar and Geeta Singh Gaur.
1. Himani Bundela
A 25-year-old visually impaired contestant from Agra Himani Bundela became the first crorepati of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. She took home Rs 1 crore. The question that made her first crorepati of the season was —
Which of these was an alias used by Noor Inayat Khan to work as a spy for Britain in France during the Second World War?
Vera Atkins, Krystyna Skarbek, Julienne Aisner and Jeanne-Marie Renier.
The correct answer was: Jeanne-Marie Renier.
2. Sahil Aharwar
Sahil Aharwar, 19-year-old student who hails from Madhya Pradesh became the second crorepati of KBC 13. The question that made Sahil Ahirwar win Rs 1 crore was –
The Sanskrit phrase Atithi Devo Bhava, meaning the Guest is God, is taken from which Upanishad?
Katha Upanishad, Mundaka Upanishad, Chhandogya Upanishad and Taittiriya Upanishad.
The correct answer was: Taittiriya Upanishad.
3. Geeta Singh Gaur
Geeta became the 3rd Crorepati of KBC 13 after Himani Bundela and Sahil Ahirwar. A home-maker from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh took home Rs 1 crore.The question that made her win the amount was –
PK Garg and Homi D Motivala are the only two athletes to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in which discipline?
Golf, polo, ice hockey, Yachting
The correct answer was Yachting.