PATNA: Sushil Kumar, who win a whopping 5 crore rupees in the fifth season of Sony TV’s popular reality show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC) in 2011, has cleared the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for 2017.
The 35-year-old KBC winner who scored 100 marks out of 140 said his wife inspired him to become a teacher therefore, he decided to apply for the TET.
Sushil speaking to The Telegraph, he said: “I am happy that I have passed the TET and the credit for this goes to my wife (Kumari Seema Patel).”
He added: “She motivated me to take the exam. I had also wanted to opt for a career in teaching but it was my wife who pressed me to take the exam and I passed.”
A postgraduate in psychology, Sushil has been teaching around 100 poor students- for free for the past year-and-a-half. When asked why he opted to sit for the TET, he told, “I really love teaching. I am sure I will be a good teacher.”
“Becoming a teacher at a government school had been one of my dreams. I had acquired a BEd degree earlier. I appeared in TET on the prodding of my wife, and I became successful,” said Kumar happily. “Now I look forward to joining a government school as a teacher,” he added.
After winning the KBC challenge, Sushil received 3.8 crore in cash after deduction of taxes. “I built a house in which my parents and four brothers live together. I also provided financial assistance to my relatives to start their own business and invested the rest of the amount as fixed deposits,” reported News 18.
Before becoming a ‘crorepati’, the Motihari resident worked as a computer operator with a meagre salary of Rs.6,000 a month.