Patna: Life has taken a U turn for Sushil Kumar. The winner of the fifth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2011, the first one to win the ‘Jackpot’ of Rs 5 crore as prize money is striving hard to find a job.
A little over three years after he was declared KBC winner, the small time computer operator from Motihari in north Bihar acknowledges that the spotlight is no longer on him. Kumar is ‘jobless’ – not even as gainfully employed as his pre-KBC Rs 6,000 per month computer job with MGNREGA, the rural development ministry’s job generation scheme.
When asked about the condition, Sushil said,“What I am left with now is very little money, no career prospect and a whole lot of disappointment.”
As long as he basked in the glory of KBC victory, offers to endorse a few products and an invitation to be the brand ambassador of rural development ministry came his way.
Kumar concedes the best he could now hope for is to become a school teacher. “I have done B.Ed, you know”, he said, wistfully.“Much 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”, he said.
Giving away the money and utilising it for family purposes, Sushil Kumar now finds himself in a jobless condition and is striving hard to earn a living for himself.