Reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), which was launched in 2000, welcomed its thousandth contestant recently.
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.