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Kousalya Kharthika S A was a deaf contestant, who appeared on Kodeeswari on January 20-21, 2020 and won the top prize of Rs. 10,000,000. She became the first top prize winner in the Tamil version and also the first differently-abled contestant in the world to win the top prize, as well as the first top-prize winner of the 2020s.

Kousalya's Run

Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these items in order according to their general weight, starting with the lightest.
• A: Helmet • B: House key
• C: Gas cylinder • D: Cell phone
The right order was BDAC. Kousalya was the fastest (5,29 seconds).

Run

Rs. 1,000 (1 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which of these is not related to sarees?
"Audience Poll" lifeline used
• A: Jarikai • B: Pallu
• C: Salwar • D: Jacket
Ask the Audience Results: A: 16% • B: 2% • C: 74% • D: 8%
Rs. 2,000 (2 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which of these kitchen utensils is used with a weight placed over it?
• A: Stove • B: Pressure cooker
• C: Mixer • D: Fridge
Rs. 3,000 (3 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which of these colors is most commonly found in auto rickshaws in Tamil Nadu?
• A: White • B: Red
• C: Yellow • D: Pink
Rs. 5,000 (4 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which of these places is also called Ooty?
• A: Valparai • B: Kodaikanal
• C: Yercaud • D: Udagamandalam
Rs. 10,000 (5 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which of these organs is present in the greatest amount in the human body?
• A: Teeth • B: Eyes
• C: Nose • D: Ears
Rs. 20,000 (6 of 15) - 60 seconds
Which of these figures is usually depicted as blind-folded and holding a weighing scale?
• A: Mother India • B: Kannagi
• C: Saraswati • D: Lady Justice
Rs. 40,000 (7 of 15) - 60 seconds
Which of these characters in Hindu mythology is the son of Kausalya?
• A: Rama • B: Ayyappa
• C: Krishna • D: Ganesh
Rs. 80,000 (8 of 15) - 60 seconds
In 1988, which of these people was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for less than a month?
• A: M. G. Ramachandran • B: M. Karunanidhi
• C: Janaki Ramachandran • D: J. Jayalalithaa

Contestant answered the 8 questions correctly, but klaxon stopped the run. Two lifelines remain.


Rs. 1,60,000 (9 of 15) - 60 seconds
In which district is Neduvasal, the town where protests against hydrocarbon extraction took place?
• A: Thanjavur • B: Thiruvarur
• C: Cuddalore • D: Pudukkottai
Rs. 3,20,000 (10 of 15) - 60 seconds
Which Indian Air Force pilot, whose plane was shot down, was later awarded the Vir Chakra in 2019?
"Ask the Expert" lifeline used
• A: Abhinandan Varthaman • B: Sandeep Unnikrishnan
• C: Mukund Varadarajan • D: Natarajan Parthiban
Rs. 6,40,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the first cricketer to cross 6000 runs in women's ODI cricket?
• A: Harmanpreet Kaur • B: Mithali Raj
• C: Diana Edulji • D: Anjum Chopra
Rs. 12,50,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these personalities passed away on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?
• A: EVR Periyar • B: APJ Abdul Kalam
• C: K. Kamaraj • D: S. Radhakrishnan
Rs. 25,00,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Malik Kafur, whose forces raided Madurai in the 14th century, was a general of which dynasty?
• A: Nizam • B: Mughal
• C: Lodi • D: Khalji
Rs. 50,00,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
The greatest invention of who among these could never be used by his wife Mabel Hubbard, because of her disability?
"50:50" lifeline used
• A: Alexander Graham Bell • B: Thomas Alva Edison
• C: James Watt • D: Guglielmo Marconi
Rs. 1,00,00,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these members of the Constituent Assembly signed his name in Tamil in the original copy of the Indian Constitution?
"Flip the Question" lifeline used
• A: C. Subramaniam • B: T. T. Krishnamachari
• C: M. C. Veerabagu • D: L. Krishnasami Bharathi
Rs. 1,00,00,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed - SWITCHED QUESTION
Which 1948 historical novel features Naganandhi, the fictional twin brother of King Pulakeshin II?
• A: Parthiban's Dream • B: The Maiden Of Vengeance
• C: The Vow Of Sivagami • D: Greek Queen

Trivia

  • Kousalya become first Top Prize winner in Tamil version of India.

Sources

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