Residents of Motihari city at water pump
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Indian million dollar gameshow win inspires local poor

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.

  • 07 Nov 2011
Go to next video: Real life Slumdog Millionaire on his riches