Ap­parel pro­fes­sional wins Rs. 50 lakh in KBC; wants to start a man­u­fac­tur­ing unit

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There are lakhs of work­ing pro­fes­sion­als in the In­dian ap­parel man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try. And Av­inash was one of them un­til he won Rs. 50 lakh in the fa­mous TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). Now, hun­dreds of his col­leagues work­ing in the fac­tory know him well and can­not stop tak­ing self­ies with him, while se­niors from Head Of­fice and other fac­to­ries of the com­pany come to meet and greet him. Av­inash, who a Qual­ity Con­troller at Ori­ent Fash­ions, Gur­gaon, has be­come the first-ever pro­fes­sional of In­dian ap­parel in­dus­try to have won a big amount in KBC. In the long run, he wants to use the money by start­ing his own man­u­fac­tur­ing unit and re­tail op­er­a­tions. KBC is an In­dian tele­vi­sion game show based on sim­i­lar for­mat of the Bri­tish pro­gram ‘Who Wants to Be a Mil­lion­aire’. Av­inash, a 30-yearold man, had come to Delhi-NCR com­plet­ing his 12th and did his grad­u­a­tion from Delhi Uni­ver­sity through dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion as he was also work­ing as a helper in an ap­parel ex­port house. So far, in his ca­reer of 12 years, he has worked with many ap­parel ex­port houses like Ori­ent Craft and Fash­ion Mer­chan­dis­ing Com­pany etc. “I used to see KBC on TV. Though I don’t get time to watch TV now, but read­ing the news­pa­per daily in the morn­ing is my old habit. And this habit has helped me win big on KBC,” he told Ap­parel On­line. His ex­pe­ri­ence of the gar­ment in­dus­try also helped him on the show as the FastestFinger-First ques­tion was re­lated to mea­sure­ment which is also con­nected to his job, so he could eas­ily an­swer.

Talk­ing about his fu­ture plans, Av­inash is first plan­ning to get his sis­ter mar­ried, then to pay back some loans and later, he will start his own man­u­fac­tur­ing unit. “I shall start with a small in­fra­struc­ture and would fo­cus on re­tail op­er­a­tions too. But, it’s too early to say any­thing,” he added.

Av­inash Ku­mar Ti­wari with his wife Ruchi and the host of KBC, Amitabh Bachchan

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