Amitabh Bachchan finally got his first crorepati for ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season 9. Anamika Majumdar wanted to live her life like Mother Teresa but God had some other plans for her. The woman who once went into depression while facing the hardships of life has now become the first contestant to win 1 Crore on KBC season 9. Anamika’s journey to ‘KBC’ winner is truly inspirational.
41 year-old Anamika played brilliantly, justifying and thinking about each and every question. Her patience and intelligence even impressed Amitabh Bachchan. Big B was really scared as well as highly impressed when Anamika decided to answer the question worth 1 Crore without the help of any lifeline. However, the contestant was not really sure about the answer of the question worth 7 Crores and hence decided to quit.
Talking about the game and the nervousness she had to handle, Anamika said,
Honestly, I was nervous throughout the game. Even if I knew the answer, I wasn’t much confident about it. So for me, it was like taking a risk on every question. Also, when I reached on 1 crore question, I was confident on my answer. But in spite of it, I took lot of time to answer. I did not wanted to take a risk at that time since lot of hopes were on me. If my answer would be wrong then from 1 crore, I would land it up to 3 lakhs. Thankfully, my answer was correct (smiles). However, I wasn’t confident on the last question and so; I decided to quit the show.
While talking about her past, Anamika shared about her journey of becoming a social worker and starting her NGO – Faith in India.
I always wanted to become like Mother Teresa; I never wanted to get married. But, my mother insisted me to marry and I couldn’t refuse to it. Post marriage, I couldn’t take up much of social work as I was tied up with lot of family responsibilities. However in 2010, I started working towards my dream of becoming a social worker. And now, there’s no looking back.
She further added,
Seven years back, I started working towards the upliftment of poor and underprivileged children through education, art and culture and awareness. A few years later, we built an NGO – Faith in India. However, we did not have enough funds to run the organisation. And so, my only motive behind KBC registration was to collect money as much as possible to invest in the social cause.
Anamika, who is married to Satya Priya Majumdar, says that her early life was not that good. Living in a joint family, she had to face a lot of issues. Her family used to fight over property and that let to her depression. Satya Priya Majumdar used to stop Anamika from continuing her social work because he used to think that it will keep her away from their family.
The turning point came when Anamika recollected her dreams and started her NGO. To arrange funds and help more people, Anamika decided to play in KBC and it worked. She looks forward to helping more people and makes their future fruitful.
Anamika had even written a letter to the PM four months back and is still waiting for an answer. She wants Narendra Modi to visit Jharkhand and understand the needs of the poor, especially women. She also says that Big B has advised her to use this money wisely.