Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Real Life Slumdog Millionaire


It happened. Real life actually copied a movie. Sushil Kumar, who makes $120 a month in his job as a government clerk in India, became the first person in this history of India's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to win $1M. Yes, you read that right. The guy makes $120 a month. This is a great story. Oh, and you would think a guy who makes $120 a month would just quit because with interest alone he would make a minimum of like $4K a month with his check. Nope. The guy wants to take a class so he can get a better government job. He also is going to give his brothers money to start their own businesses, pay of his family's debts and buy his wife a house. The show airs next week in India.

23 comments:

Rita said...

Lovely news.

Better than any Lohan Jailbird Tidbit.

Keeping up with the same thought about the Kardashians, am very sure Mr. Kumar would now be able to afford a few TP rolls from their new line, and wipe his wonderful Indian ass with Krass. Did I mean Klass? Not on your life.

Kongrats Mr. Kumar! Love the way he's thinking of his family first, as well as expanding his own future. Nowadays, $1M does not last that long if you don't appreciate it accordingly. Just ask any Lohan.

Rita said...

You know, looking at the picture again, the game show host looks like an Indian Al Pacino! Am I hallucinating?

AngusParvo said...

I did not know Edward James Olmos was hosting a game show in India

Sherry said...

Maybe he could get a Hair Club for Men membership for his host friend there. Wow, what is that? Dead squirrel?

parissucksliterally said...

what a sweetheart....

Cuckoo Armadillo said...

Love love love love love love love love love love love love love. Just love.

Lindsey said...

Rita - ITA!!! Ah, kinda creepy!

fordellcastle said...

I hope the people from the show didn't torture him for being a 'slumdog' (which he is not if he's employed)with no education yet knowing the answers! Good for him. Love good news like this.

figgy said...

Ah, how nice! Wonderful to see a piece of happy news, for a guy who's taking care of his family too. :-)

Margaret said...

What Cuckoo said.

New Life and Attitude said...

I thought the host was Al Pacino too!

SkittleKitty said...

I think the host is Ron Silver reincarnated.
(And I think it's via plastic surgery, not nature.)

amazonblue said...

Will this show be available online? I's love to see his reaction when he wins.

RocketQueen said...

The next time Lindsay Lohan gets arrested, she should have to live for a year with someone like this so she learns the value of work and money.

K said...

The host is Amitabh Bachan, the Superstar Grandfather of Bollywood, father-in-law of Ashwarya Rai.

Congratulations Mr Kumar!

K said...
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Rodrigo V said...

Nope. It's definitely Al Pacino with a beard and glasses. I´m pretty sure Pacino invented this grandfather of bollywood just as a prank.

Goggles Pisano said...

I hope they all broke into a synchronized dance routine after he got the cheque.

"You will never be a MILL-ONAIRE!!!"

surfer said...

Buy his wife a house? Do they not live together?

Mooshki said...

"The host is Amitabh Bachan, the Superstar Grandfather of Bollywood, father-in-law of Ashwarya Rai."

Oooh, it's that guy. He's rumored to have gotten up to some nasty hijinks!

Janice-Marie: Smith said...

The guy next to him is looking like ... "How are we going to swindle this money back from him?"

littlepage said...

....it's Christopher Walken!

Lelaina Pierce said...

Good for him. I love stories like this.

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