Srinagar: When the Superstar of the Millenium, Amitabh Bachchan calls a 15 year old Samajhdar it is due to some degree of intellect and understanding. Coming from the tough terrain of the Kashmir valley, Priya Kour hails from Srinagar’s Sanat Nagar. A rollover contestant in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati season 12’ she earned Rs 25 lakh as well as Rs 5 lakh as a part of scholarship for her education. Aspiring to become an IAS OffcerPriya who wants to become an IAS officer, she is currently in her class 10 and studies at Simin Rose Garden Montessori School Baghat Srinagar. Facing a dire situation on the economic front her victory has come as a balm to her constricts in the family. “Everybody has financial instability at their homes, I always wanted to help my parents and thus God has helped me to assist my family,” she said.
With this win, Priya now will also be able to take care of her younger sister, who is studying in Class 8th at present while her father is a transporter and her mother a former teacher now, a homemaker.
She is highly inspired by Mother Teresa and wishes to follow her path. She also appears to be strong-willed, full of determination to be a change agent and inspire others of her age. The father Ravinder Singh’s happiness knows no bounds. “I am proud of her as she has brought laurels to J&K by her hard work and dedication,” he said.
Priya at a personal level feels getting marks cannot decide anything but a person should have knowledge of things around. She said during the show that she has been telling her father that not coming first does not prove anything. “Rather, I am of the opinion that one should have knowledge no matter where he or she stands in the rank,” she said.
For her KBC has been a colossal opportunity. Priya impressed Amitabh Bachchan by her swiftness and presence of mind which continued on the show that was aired on Friday night.
She had said that she is of opinion that one has to be a good person and should inculcate things in ourselves that we want to see in society. “We have to change ourselves first,” she said.