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It's been nearly three years since the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" took Hollywood by storm, but its story just got a reboot — in real life, that is.
Sushil Kumar, a young Indian man in his late 20s who earns about $120 a month as a government office worker has become the first person to win $1 million on his country's version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
Kumar told viewers his family was so poor they couldn't afford a television set, forcing him to go to a neighbor's home to watch the program. Seeing him tick off correct answer after correct answer, his neighbors persuaded him to try out for real. His show was taped on Tuesday, and while we don't know what the final, million-dollar question and correct answer were, we do know that it had something to do with history, NPR reveals.
Kumar was reportedly "moved to tears" when movie star and show host Amitabh Bachchan handed him the winner's check.
So how does he plan to spend the winnings? He's going to buy back his "dilapidated ancestral house," purchase a plot of land to build another home for his parents and brothers and pay for classes that will prepare him for India's civil services exam.
And that's his final answer.