Sahil Ahirwar, a 19-year-old teenager, is the second crorepati of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. With the help of a 50-50 lifeline, Sahil won the 15th question, which was worth 1 crore in prize money.
The question was based on literature, and it asked which Upanishad the term “Atithi Devo Bhava” came from. After a toss-up between the Chandogaya and the Taittiriya Upanishad for the 50-50 lifeline, Sahil chose the Taittiriya Upanishad after much deliberation, making him the season’s second crorepati.
Sahil’s game held the audience glued to their seats for weeks, and why not, after all, a player had finally answered the jackpot question.
To take a break from the game, Sahil asked Mr. Bachchan if he and his family participate in any sports when they had free time. Big B reveals that he enjoys playing ‘pithu’ with his family whenever he can. He also joked that his age prevents him from participating in sports and that he is past the enthusiastic age.
However, Sahil confronts Big B about it, claiming that he is a powerhouse of energy and that his entrance into the program, as well as his energy level during the show, energizes the environment, making the other participants and audience members thrilled. Amitabh Bachchan expresses his gratitude and delightfully laughs at the compliment about himself.
Moving on with the game, Sahil used the Flip the Question lifeline for the 11th question, which was about sports, specifically the IPL. Even if he had attempted the question, he would have been eliminated from the game right then. He was able to effectively answer a question based on history that arose after he flipped the question. He was able to move on.
Sahil made it to the 14th question with two lifelines still active. It indicated that he was on his way to the jackpot question. He chose the expert lifeline for the 14th question, which was a history question. Later he chooses the 50-50 lifeline for the 15th question, which was the Rs 1 crore question.