- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NEW DELHI (AP) - The question that made a poor clerk from eastern India the first person to win $1 million on an Indian game show has been revealed.

It is: “Which colonial power ended its involvement in India by selling the rights to the Nicobar Islands to the British on Oct. 16, 1868?”

The answer: Denmark.

Last week, it was announced that Sushil Kumar had won the top prize on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” But producers declined to reveal the question until the show aired Wednesday.

His wife closed her eyes and prayed as Kumar grappled with the question.

When he won, the audience whooped and gave him a standing ovation. He and his wife wept.

His win echoes the 2008 Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire.”

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