The season 9 episode of famed TV show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, featuring mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar on the hot seat before megastar Amitabh Bachchan has turned out to be a big hit.
The episode, which aired on Sony TV on September 2 last got 6,798,000 impressions in terms of Television Rating Points (TRPs), leaving all others behind, Shashi Shekhar, a senior official of KBC production team.
“It has been ranked the top programme in terms of TRP rating for both fictional and non-fictional category for the 36th week on the basis of the average rating across all original airings during the period,” Shekhar said.
Kumar, who appeared as a special guest on the game show, won Rs 25 lakh answering seven questions.
He was accompanied by his former student Anup Kumar, who is now associated with IIT.
Bachchan also thanked a post from one of his fan accounts, which tweeted, “Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) ratings: Week 36 (2017); KBC soars up to 1 slot. The magic of @Bachchan continues.”
The “Sarkar 3” actor replied saying, “Oh. Did not realise this. Thank you world.”
In a statement from Super 30, Anand thanked the audience for an overwhelming response.
“It was very exciting to be on the hot seat in front of such a megastar. I thank KBC and Amitabh Bachchan for the opportunity, which I will treasure forever,” the statement read.
Lost opportunity to study in Cambridge due to poor conditions of family, Kumar provides free food, lodging and education to students from economically deprived families to crack the IIT exam.
Started in 2002, over 400 students from Super 30 have made it to different IITs so far.