How Assamese Teacher Who Lost Husband To Terrorism Became Crorepati

The phases of struggle in life can be a huge shift in ease. It can crush down hopes, give birth to insecurity and stop people from moving forward in their lives. It is impossible to stop the waves from coming to the shore, as hardships, and the only way to tackle them is to learn how to surf. Meet Binita Jain, who triumphed the many challenges of life and created history by becoming the first crorepati of in Kaun Banega Crorepati.

During the episode aired on October 2, 2018 of the television reality show, the tuition teacher and single parent from answered correctly to the first fourteen questions, leading her to win the jackpot amount of 1 crore. The highest amount won in this season till then was Rupees 25 lakhs. Born and brought up in Dibrugarh, the 46-year-old didn’t only celebrate her seven-figure prize but also inspired millions of viewers by sharing her inspiring journey with the audience. In 2003, Binita’s husband Rajesh Jain went on a business trip to Meghalaya and never returned. Allegedly kidnapped by terrorists, her husband was announced legally ‘dead’ after hopeless searches by the police. 

“Binita’s husband Rajesh Jain is suspected to have been kidnapped in 2003 while on a business trip. After seven years of his disappearance, the court gave a verdict of ‘presumed dead’. My grandchildren Rohit and Kavya were small when the incident happened. Rohit is now pursuing a masters degree in dental surgery in Bangalore and Kavya has also joined a job there after completing her graduation in English from Delhi University,” said Kamal Jain, Binita’s father to a Telegraph correspondent. 

She also resumed her education, earning a postgraduate with a BEd degree. In order to support her family, she started to teach in coachings, starting her class with seven students. Today, she teaches  English and Social Sciences to a batch of 125 students. 

Congratulating Binita on her amazing win, Amitabh Bachchan said that its people like her who inspire him to wake up every day and make possible the work he does. It’s very easy to bend your knee when things are not your way, but refusing to touch the ground even in the worst of moments is how we survive and succeed. 


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