Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been hosting the show since its launch - barring the third season - introduced medical student Syed Murtuza Hashmi from Hyderabad as the 1,000th contestant on KBC, read a statement.


His brother Syed Mustfa had participated in the sixth season and had reached a payout of Rs.25 lakh, but after giving the wrong answer, he went back with a smaller amount.


The Indian version of internationally popular "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is currently in the eighth season and is aired on Sony Entertainment Television. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Rani Mukerji have made their appearances on the ongoing season already.


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