Kaun Banega Crorepati season nine featured a question on Nobel Prizes for its final ₹7-crore jackpot. The contestant, Anamika Majumdar, was asked to choose an option that does not represent a Nobel-winning parent-child pair. Anamika decided to quit as she did not know the correct answer (Option D), becoming the first person to win ₹1 crore in the ongoing season.
Sony finally aired the much awaited episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 9, in which a contestant won Rs 1 crore, on Tuesday. Anamika Majumdar became the firs person to win the amount in the current season of the show.
Majumdar is a social worker from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. She played with a lot of caution and presence of mind and even impressed host Amitabh Bachchan with her strong thinking abilities.
While she was confident in her answers, she did take her time to make sure the answer would not leave her with any regrets. By the time she reached the Rs 1 crore question, she did not have a single lifeline left and only her sound reasoning to depend on. Here’s the question she was asked:
“Which of these artists was principally entrusted with the task of ‘illuminating’ the original document of the Constitution of India?”
A: Ram Kinker Baij
B: Benode Behari Mukherjee
C: Abanindranath Tagore
D: Nandlal Bose
While thinking out loud, Majumdar listed the arts of all the mentioned options and even built their connections with Shanti Niketan. She finally chose option D: ‘Nandlal Bose’. And she was correct!
Nandlal Bose and his disciples were assigned the task to illustrate the Constitution.
For her final, 16th question, she was reminded several time by host Bachchan that she should answer the question only if she is certain and not make a guess. If she got the answer wrong, her winning amount would have been Rs 3.2 lakh.
The Jio jackpot question, worth a whopping Rs 7 crore, was:
“Which of the following is not a pair of parent and child, who have both won Nobel Prizes?”
A: Marie Curie, Irene Joliot Curie
B: JJ Thomson, George Paget Thomson
C: Niels Bohr, Aage Bohr
D: Herman Emil Fischer, Hans Fischer
Even though she looked utterly clueless about the question, Majumdar made sure she took enough time to just think things through for a while. Seeing her taking guesses, Bachchan asked her two questions: What was the importance of Rs 1 crore in her life and what would it mean to her if she lost Rs 1 crore. This helped her get her perspective straight and she decided to quit the show.
Bachchan then asked her to choose an option none the less to show the audience the right answer. She went with C: Niels Bohr, Aage Bohr but the right answer was D: Herman Emil Fischer, Hans Fischer.
Anamika told HT that she intends to put her money to good use. “I want to spend this money to help people. Although I am tempted to go back home and use it immediately, I want to come up with the best way to utilise such a big amount,” she said.