Jaskaran Singh, the first crorepati on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season 15, was unable to win Rs seven crore after failing to answer a question about Indian mythology.
Jaskaran, 21, is from the small village of Khalra in Punjab, near the Indian border, and aims to become an IAS officer.
Jaskaran stole the hearts of both the actor and the audience in the 17th episode of the quiz-based reality programme presented by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
However, after earning Rs one crore, Jaskaran was unable to answer the Rs seven crore question, prompting him to withdraw from the game. Big B praised his decision to abandon the game at a high risk point.
The question of Rs 7 crore was: According to the Padma Purana, which king had to live as a tiger for a hundred years due to a deer’s curse? The options given were- Kshemadhurti, Dharmadatta, Mitadhvaja and Prabhanjana.
After reading the question, Jaskaran said: “Sir I have not heard of the them before. Mythologies such as the Mahabharata or Ramayana are on television. I have watched the shows B. R. Chopra’s show Mahabharata and Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana. It’s very difficult. I quit.”
The correct answer was ‘Prabhanjana’.
Speaking about the answer in detail, Big B said: “It’s mentioned in the Puranas, that documents social, cultural, religious, and political views. This story is a part of Padma Purana. It goes like once upon a time, King Prabhanjana killed a deer, when she was feeding her child. The deer got upset and cursed King Prabhanjana to lead a tiger’s life for 100 years.”