A contestant named Peri Umakanth, a school teacher from Pitapuram, who surprised everyone with his depth of knowledge, has finally called it quit on Akkineni Nagarjuna's hit TV show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (MEK). In its 28th episode aired on Tuesday night, he was seen failed to answer a question that was worth of Rs 25 lakhs. He walked away with a whopping prize of Rs 12.50 lakhs on the show.
As seen on the show, Peri Umakanth has immense knowledge about all spheres of life except movies. He was so fluent that he used answer Nagarjuna's questions even before he gave him four options. Overwhelmed by his knowledge, the actor-turned-host described him a Wikipedia. Talking to the host he said, "I want to win Rs 50 lakhs on the show so that I can take my paralised father to the USA for the treatment."
Peri Umakanth, who played the game with lot of ease and enthusiasm, answered 12 questions correctly, using a couple of life lines and won Rs 12.50 lakhs. He was to answer a science-related question, which cost him Rs 25 lakhs. When he found that he did not have a confident answer, he opted to get down from the hot seat. He was all smiling as he received the cheque of Rs 12.50 lakhs from Nagarjuna.
We bring you the some interesting facts about Peri Umakanth and rare photos featuring him with host Akkineni Nagarjuna on the TV show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu. Continue to see them in the slideshow.