End of an era: Amitabh Bachchan bids farewell to "Kaun Banega Crorepati"

10:04 PM | 31 Dec, 2023
Amitabh Bachchan
Source: Amitabh Bachchan (Instagram)

Bollywood icon, Amitabh Bachchan, who has been hosting the television show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) for the last 23 years finally bid adieu to the show, in an emotional video shared on Instagram by Sony Television’s official social media handles. 

Bachchan got emotional during the farewell and broke down into tears while hosting the grand finale of the show’s 15th season where Sheela Devi, Avinash Bharti, Sharmila Tagore, Vidya Balan, and Sara Ali Khan were present as guests. 

As the episode concluded, a special message from the show’s team was played, reminiscing the decades old memories while compilations of some of most memorable moments played on the screen.

The 81-year-old star got teary-eyed and said, “Deviyon aur sajjano, ab hum ja rahay hain aur kal se yeh manch abh nahi sajega. Apno se yeh keh pana ki kal se hum yahan nahi aa payenge, na kehne ki himmat hoti aur na kehne ka mann hota hai.”

Kaun Banega Crorepati is the official Hindi adaptation of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise. It began with actor Amitabh Bachchan as presenter for the initial seasons. In the third installment, actor Shah Rukh Khan replaced Bachchan, afterwards Bachchan returned as the presenter and continued to host until the show concluded.

The writer is a staff member.


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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