Mumbai: For housewife cum tuition teacher Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney, knowledge is the key to success and it got rightly proved in her case as she won Rs five crore on the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Sawhney, a housewife who gave tuitions to young children in suburban Mumbai to add to the family income, is the first woman to become winner of Rs five crore on the sixth edition of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).
"My parents wanted me to study further but considering my grandfather's poor health and his wish to see me getting married, I couldn't study more. After marriage, I got caught up in household chores and responsibilities," Sawhney, who has studied till class XII, told PTI here.
"It was when I underwent a surgery that I took a decision of taking tuition at home. I truly believe that knowledge is the key to success. It is not about how much qualified one is, even by keeping yourself updated with the current affairs one can become knowledgeable," she said.
Though she could not get the opportunity to study more, Sawhney says she will ensure that her two daughters get the best possible education. "I want my daughters to study as much as they can. My elder daughter is studying BMS and has keen interest towards direction. The younger one wants to become an IAS officer," she said.