Mumbai: A cancer patient from Mumbai, Megha Patil, has emerged victorious on the Amitabh Bachchan-hosted reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 8 by winning 1 crore.
Ms Patil had recently recovered from breast cancer, but now has been diagnosed with liver cancer. She said the prize money would be a big help for her medical treatment and her children’s studies.
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and since then `35 lakh has been spent on my treatment and now with liver cancer, we don’t know how much more will be needed. This win is like World Bank for me, God has been kind. My daughter wants to be an architect and my son is trying for MBA, so we will use the money for their fees,” she said in an interview.
Ms Patil credits her family for supporting and encouraging her to live a normal life despite her illness.
“My husband made cancer look so small. He never used to show that he was tense. He just told me to be happy and concentrate on our children and slowly I got tuned with that and eventually the illness appeared nothing to me. I am living for my children and their smile gives me life,” she said.
Ms Patil said her win was yet to sink in. “I never thought I would win such a big amount. My will power and optimism have brought me this far,” she said.