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