Facing Amitabh Bachchan , an IPS Officer on the `Hot Seat’!
- Pallavi Priya
- Published on 17 Nov 2020, 5:33 pm IST
- 3 minutes read
Please give a big hand to IPS officer Mohita Sharma. She has just become a winner in the `Kaun Banega Crorepati’ show, taking home prize money of Rs one crore.
- Ms. Mohita Sharma has become the second crorepati this season
To sit on the hot seat of popular game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ in front of megastar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan must be the dream of lakhs of people. And those that do make it come with lots of aspirations and reasons to win the jackpot. This time an IPS officer also tried her luck in the show and won the magical Rs 1 crore amount. Currently posted in Jammu & Kashmir, Ms. Mohita Sharma is the first IPS to win it and the second `crorepati’ of the season 12 of the show. Before her, an alumnus of IIMC Nazia Nasim became the first crorepati of this season.
In the promo telecasted by the channel, it is clear that Ms. Sharma has won one crore but there is a suspense on if she got the right answer for the ‘7 crore’ question or not !
‘My husband encouraged me’
To be a part of the show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ was the dream of Ms. Sharma’s husband Rushal Garg. He is an IFS officer and was trying for his luck in the show for the last 20 years. Mr. Garg was so passionate for this that he tried to get into the KBC Junior also when he was five years old. Seeing his love for it, Ms. Sharma registered herself and was selected in this season. And when she became `crorepati’ she gave the credit for the victory to her husband. However, it is still not clear that what she will do with all that money!
Amitabh Became her Fan
Ms. Sharma has impressed Mr. Bachchan with her game play in the show. The Big B remarked that it was the first time he was witnessing a player who did not take any lifeline till Rs. 40-thousand question. Mr. Bachchan couldn’t stop praising her. In fact, he ended up following her on Twitter!.
It took her five attempts to get into IPS
Ms. Sharma comes from a very humble family background. She hails from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. Her father worked in Maruti so she was brought up in Delhi and did her schooling from Delhi Public school. Before cracking UPSC, she completed her B.tech in EC from Bhartiya Vidyapeeth College. It was year 2012 when she took a decision to go for civil services. She started preparing for civil services without any formal coaching. After five years of hard work, she finally got selected as an IPS officer in 2017. She is currently posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police in Jammu. Previously, she also worked in election commission.
Not the first to go in KBC
Ms. Sharma is not the first government employee or civil servant to go in KBC. Before her, Anuradha Agarwal and Dr. Vinay Goel also appeared on the show. Differently abled officer Ms. Agarwal was posted as a deputy collector in Chattisgarh when she participated in the season 9 of the show and won Rs15 lakh. Mr Vinay Goel, an IAS officer of Kerala cadre won Rs 12.50 lakh in the same season. At the time of the win, he was posted as assistant collector in Trishur.
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