Local ‘Millionaire’ crowns 1st winner

World brief

The Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” (“Kaun Banega Crorepati”) has delivered its first winner, 24-year-old Harshvardhan Nawathe of Bombay.

Though the actual episode will air Oct. 19, Nawathe is already a celebrity in India, with the whole country awaiting for the show.

The program on Star Plus is top dog on Indian TV, and its popularity continues to increase despite copycat programs on rival nets.

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