Winner teaches the ABC of KBC...

Crorepati tips

Remember Anil Kumar Sinha, the banker who won Rs 1 crore and became the second Bihari after Sushil Kumar to become crorepati in the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) season-5?

Now, Sinha has virtually become a KBC ‘coach’ and is grooming others on what to do and what not to do after reaching the hot seat. The bank employee has also written a book “Kaise Banein Crorepati” (How to become a crorepati) which is selling like hot cakes.

“The book has been published by Prabhat Prakashan, while my second book ‘ABC of KBC’ is in an advanced stage of writing,” Sinha told Deccan Herald here on Tuesday.  The book deals with interviews of those who reached the top. And even about those who, despite reaching the pinnacle, crashed and touched rock bottom.

Take, for example, the case of Prashant Batar whose decision to go for the Rs 5 crore question proved suicidal. Sinha has dwelt at length how someone becomes desperate after reaching the top and commits blunder. “My book cites the example of Prashant, who, in desperation, gave wrong answer for the Rs 5 crore-question last year and fell from the top to win barely Rs 3.2 lakh. The book ‘Kaise Banein Crorepati’ tells you which steps are supposed to be not taken in desperation once you are on the hot seat,” said Sinha.

When asked about the idea of writing a book and starting coaching classes for KBC aspirants, Sinha said: “Since 2000, when the first season of KBC was aired, many deserving candidates missed the bus due to some silly mistakes. In 2011, when I was asked the question for Rs 5 crore, I too was in a dilemma for a while.

There were only two options before me – either I could have won Rs 5 crore and become second Sushil Kumar or I could have erred and become second Prashant.  It was then that I decided that one should not copy others. Apni originality honi chahiye (One should have his or her own originality). I eventually told Amitabh Bachchan, the host of the show, that I was happy and content with Rs 1 crore and need not risk for Rs 5 crore. Control over greed and perseverance paid rich dividends. And I want others too to follow suit.

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