KBC 12: Amitabh Bachchan announces Rs. 5 lakh scholarship for single-mother participant Swarupa Deshpande's daughter after she wins only Rs. 1.6 lakh


Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently busy hosting the twelfth season of his popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, was recently super impressed and emotional by the story of a participant. It was a single mother from Navi Mumbai, Swarupa Deshpande, whom Big B called an 'inspiration' for many. 

Swarupa came on to the hot seat after successfully completing the fastest fingers first round. Subsequently, she answered nine questions but also utilized all her lifelines. On her 10th question, unable to answer, she chose to withdraw from the game. She took home prize money worth Rs 1,60,000. She is a Panvel resident, who has been supporting her two children single-handedly, struggling through financial barriers. She also has a dream of building a house of her own, the KBC 12 promo showed. 

However, Big B decided to donate an amount of Rs. 5 lakh for her elder daughter's scholarship. He told her, “What you are doing and the manner in which you are leading your life, you are an inspiration to women, particularly some women for whom it becomes almost like a burden as they tell themselves that since they are married, they have to stay there (as in with in-laws) even if one I to struggle in life or face disgrace.”

This made Swarupa extremely happy and emotional. She thanked Big B with all her heart.

(Source: Sony TV)