“Jeetne wala koi alag kaam nahi karta, wo har kaam ko alag tareeke se karta hai” were the words with which Himani Bundela, a visually impaired contestant from Agra started her Kaun Banega Crorepati journey on the hot seat. A spirited individual, Himani is a teacher who thrives on making math-class a fun class for primary school students. She is the most sought-after teacher by her students as she makes Mental Maths a special learning experience for them by calling it ‘Maths Magic’.
As her KBC journey unfolds on August 30 and 31, she will also be seen teaching a few Mental Maths tricks to Mr Bachchan who highly appreciated the same. In the year 2011, Himani met with an unfortunate accident due to which her vision was blurred. Even after multiple operations, the doctors couldn’t save her vision. Having suffered a traumatic experience, Himani didn’t let her hopes down and over time, dedicated her life to her passion – teaching and making the kids aware of the situations faced by people with special abilities.
Himani strongly believes in staying happy and spreading happiness. “Yun toh zindagi sabhi kat lete hain yahan. Magar zindagi jiyo aise ki misaal ban jaye!” was something that Himani recited on KBC and true to her words, she went on to steal the show!
Himani carefully and with a lot of precision will be seen attempting the questions posed by Computer ji and will charm one and all with her spiritedness and positivity! Having successfully answered the Rs 1-crore question, with equal enthusiasm, she will be seen attempting the Rs 7-crore question as well.
“To be on Kaun Banega Crorepati and to meet Mr Bachchan has always been a dream and I’m glad I could fulfil it. Mr Bachchan made me feel so comfortable on the sets of the show that I didn’t feel nervous at all. My life after the accident hasn’t been easy. A lot of us had to put in an immense amount of work to get back to our daily livelihood, especially my parents and my brothers and sisters," Himani said.
She added, “Being a woman who's visually impaired, I hope my stint on KBC brings a lot of hope to people who are just like me. A lot of students with special abilities do get admissions in schools & colleges but there are no coaching academies for government competitive exams that admit students with any sort of disabilities. With the money I won , I would want to open a coaching academy that trains the ‘divyang’ kids for government competitive exams.”
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