Residents of Motihari city at water pump
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Indian million dollar gameshow win inspires local poor

7 November 2011 Last updated at 13:47 GMT

Sushil Kumar's million dollar win in India's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? was the biggest ever on an Indian television show.

The computer operator, who earns a salary of US$120 a month, says he intends to renovate his ramshackle house.

And residents in his home city of Motihari say he is inspiration to them, with students vowing to study harder in the hope of similar gameshow rewards.

Vineet Khare reports.