March 28, 2015: Sushil Kumar, the winner of KBC Season 5 who end up winning a whopping 5 crores at the popular television reality show telecast on Sony TV in 2011, but now claims to be cashless .He could only get INR 3.6 crore out of the 5 crore prize amount.
The was the first reality check that hit him hard.
â€œMuch of the money was spent in building a house which I share with my parents and four brothers. I have also purchased a plot of land in Motihari in the name of my mother and some agricultural land. Another chunk of it was spent on setting up businesses for his brothersâ€, he said in a conversation with Hindustan Times.
Kumar was an computer operator earning INR 6000 rupees in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act before he won in KBC in 2011.
After 5 years, his life has come full circle and now he wants to be a School Teacher. He says we regret he did get some endorsement offers after winning the KBC, but not materialized and he even met Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and wished to join politics, but nothing worked out in his favour.