KBC's one-crore winner attributes success to newspaper

The 19 year old Sahil Ahirwar won one crore rupees along with a Hyundai i20 car on the Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) episode which was telecast on 21 October. During the course of the two episodes (20 and 21 October) Ahirwar pperiodically mentioned that his knowledge mantra is, "reading newspapers regularly".

22 Oct 2021 | By Charmiane Alexander

The power of printed newspapers

In addition to updating himself with newspapers, Ahirwar said, "I have always been inclined towards social science, and have been studying hard for my administrative exams. That has really helped me while preparing for KBC. "

Ahirwar shared with Amitabh Bachchan, the host of KBC that he wants to pass the UPSC exams and become an IAS officer.

Sahil Ahirwar is the second crorepati of the KBC season, and he won Rs 1 crore but he quit the game at the jackpot question.

A resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur, the IAS aspirant answered 15 questions asked by host Amitabh Bachchan and won Rs 1 crore. However, he couldn't answer the 16th and final question that could have made him a winner of Rs 7 crore. Without any lifelines at his disposal, he decided to quit the game and take home the prize money of Rs 1 crore.

The Rs 7 crore question on KBC 13 was: Which is the only bird with a digestive system that ferments vegetation as a bovine does, which enables it to eat leaves and buds exclusively?

And the four options were: (a) Shoebill stork, (b) Hoatzin, (c) Shoveler, and (d) Galapagos cormorant.

The correct answer was: (b) Hoatzin

Questions answered by Sahil Ahirwar

Which of these is not a peacetime gallantry award in India?
The four options were: Ashok Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra
The correct answer: Vir Chakra

Which was the first team to win 100 matches in the IPL?
The four options were: Mumbai Indian, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings
The correct answer: Mumbai Indians

Lala Lajpat Rai succumbed to his injuries after a lathi charge was conducted on a peaceful demonstration. Which of these?
The four options were: Simon Commission, Cripps Mission, Cabinet Mission and Hunter Commission
The correct answer: Simon Commission

Which of these leaders held the post of chief minister four times in his state but could not complete his five-year term even once?
The four options were: Lalu Prasad Yadav, Shibu Soren, BS Yeddyurappa and Harish Rawat
The correct answer: BS Yeddyurappa

Which nation claimed to have developed the world's first Covid-19 vaccine for animals?
The four options were: China, Brazil, United States of America and Russia
The correct answer: Russia

Which was the world's first nuclear-powered submarine?
The four options were: Nautilus, Seawolf, Triton and Halibut
The correct answer: Nautilus