The contestant, who won Rs 1 crore, is an IAS aspirant from West Bengal, and along the way, he used all his lifelines.
His 15th question for Rs 1 crore was,
"Aboard which made-in-India ship did Francis Scott Key write the poem 'Defence of Fort M'Henry' that became the US national anthem?"
As an answer to this question, Gautam rightfully said ‘HMS Minden’ and made history for himself. On how he knew the answer, he later explained to Amitabh Bachchan and said,
“I always read about general knowledge and I believed that if you read more than your syllabus during college or school days, you will retain a lot, which will help you at times like this.”
When Gautam was confronted with the question of Rs 7 crore, he quit the game. The question was –
“What was the name of all the three soccer clubs set up with the help of Mahatama Gandhi in the early 20th century at Durban, Pretoria, and Johannesburg?”
And the options were:
Truth Seekers, Passive Resisters, Non–Violents, and Non-Co-operators.
As Gautam was not so sure about the answer, he chose to quit the game. As per rule, Big B asked the contestant to guess the right answer upon quitting. So, he guessed Truth Seekers, which was, anyway, the wrong answer. And, the right answer was Passive Resisters.
Gautam Kumar Jha, the third crorepati of the season, played wonderfully through the game. And, when he won, the fans and Big B cheered and applauded the winner.
According to the proverb, behind every successful man, there's always a woman, and the clip played during the show reveals that Gautam's support system is his wife! Yes, it could be seen in the clip that she goes on to say if he's got the knowledge, he may as well put it to good use.
Gautam completed his M Tech from ISM Dhanbad, is currently posted in Adra, West Bengal, and has worked as a bank manager with Canara Bank before he got the railways job.
However, there is a piece of bad news for netizens that Big B's Kaun Banega Crorepati will be soon replaced by Jennifer Winget's Beyhadh 2. The specific date is still not revealed, but fans are just loving the promo and ultra-hot pictures that the actress has been sharing on her social media handles.
On the professional front, Big B will next be seen in Ayan Mukerjee's Brahmastra along with Dimple Kapadia, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Alia Bhatt, and Ranbir Kapoor. Furthermore, he will also be seen in Gulabo Sitabo with Ayushmann Khurrana.