Kiwi Indian MP Dr Gaurav Sharma woke up to a pleasant surprise on Thursday January 14 as he was told by friends and family in India that he had been mentioned on one of the most popular TV shows. oldest in India. Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) by Amitabh Bachchan.
The show Kaun Banega Crorepati On Sony TV, Dr Sharma asked a question to a candidate asking in which country has Dr Sharma sworn in parliament in Sanskrit, the issue of the show for Rs. 25,00,000. (Approximately NZ $ 50,000).
âBy being elected deputy in which country did Dr. Gaurav Sharma take the oath in Sanskrit? Â»The question about the last episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati read.
The candidate, Alok Kumar Sharma, responded comfortably to the right New Zealand option and won Rs 25,000,000. The four options offered to the candidate were England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Announcing the correct answer, host Amitabh Bachchan provided the background to the question, further mentioning Dr. Gaurav Sharma with his on-screen photo for viewers.
Now a doctor’s deputy, Dr Gaurav Sharma hails from the Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh state and challenged the New Zealand Labor Party in Hamilton West constituency, defeating National Party candidate Tim Macindoe.
“And he was sworn in to the New Zealand parliament in Sanskrit,” host Amitabh Bachchan (in Hindi) said on the show.
Dr Sharma took to social media site Twitter saying he was honored to be mentioned on Sony TV Kaun Banega Crorepati with Amitabh Bachchan and he woke up to many messages and phone calls from families and friends in India.
Dr Sharma further added a nostalgic note on Twitter “Growing up in India (or even in NZ) we didn’t have cable / satellite at home. One of my guilty pleasures while visiting my aunt (mausi) was to watch @KBCsony on cable with my 3 cousins ââwho would use the questions from the KBC show #whowantstobeamillionaire for preparation for national competitions, âhe said.
“I was often criticized for staying up late at night watching #KBC.”
The show Kaun Banega Crorepati has been back for 21 years and is hosted by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. In 1999, BBC World gave Mr. Bachchan Millennium Star Award (the only actor to have received it) & in 2007, he was knighted in the Legion of Honor (the highest French civil honor).
Kiwi-Indian MP Dr Gaurav Sharma takes oath in Sanskrit language in New Zealand Parliament
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