Binita’s husband would often travel for work. On one such trip, in 2003, he left home and never returned.
Binita Jain from Assam is in the news for all the right reasons. The latest ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ contestant (the tenth edition is ongoing) to win Rs 1 crore, her journey has been one marred with hardships.
An incident that took place fifteen years ago changed her life completely. Binita’s husband would often travel for work to neighbouring states. On one such trip, in 2003, he left his home in Guwahati, Assam and never returned.
“Those were the days when terrorist activities were at its peak,” Binita said, sharing her husband’s tragic story. Binita believes her husband was kidnapped by terrorists, never to return.
After several failed attempts to find him by the family, Binita realised that she had to start taking control of her family’s finances even as she was waiting for her husband’s return.
As her husband was the sole earning member of the family, with his disappearance, the responsibility fell on her shoulders. She started taking tuition classes and began with seven students. Today, she teaches 125 students.
And even though her husband has been declared dead by the courts, she lives in the hope that he will return one day.
(In India, according to the Evidence Act, when a person is missing for more than seven years, he is declared dead by the state.)
On the show, Binita also shared her personal motto – ‘life moves on’. Impressed with the manner in which she conducted her life and took charge of it, host Amitabh Bachchan called her an inspiration to those who keep fighting in life, no matter what life throws at them.
People like Binita are truly role models we can learn a lot from.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)