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Mumbai,  October 18, 2014 ( PTI)  A cancer patient from Mumbai, Megha Patil, has emerged victorious on the Amitabh Bachchan hosted reality game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8' by winning Rs 1 crore.  Patil recently recovered from breast cancer but now she has been diagnosed with liver cancer. She says the prize money will be a big help for her medical treatment and her kids' studies. "I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and since then 35 lakhs have been spent on my treatment and now with liver cancer, we don't know how much more will be needed. This win is like world bank for me,




style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#363636">My daughter wants to be an architect and son is trying for MBA, so we will be using the money for their fees," she told PTI in an interview. Patil credits her family for supporting and encouraging her to live a normal life despite her illness. "My husband made cancer look so small. He never used to show that he was tensed. He just told me to be happy and concentrate on our kids and slowly I got tuned with that and eventually the illness appeared nothing to me. I am living for my kids and their smile give me life," she said. A mother of two, Patil has been a follower of the game show KBC but her son encourage her to

participate.

Patil says her win on the show is yet to sink in. "I never thought I would win such a big amount. I went with an open mind and prayed to God to bless me with whatever he wants. I have always been like this, even when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my husband and I took it lightly so that we keep our sanity intact. My strong will power and optimism has brought me this far, Two years back, my son saw me giving correct answers for the questions that was being asked to the contestants and he asked me to prepare for it," she said.

The episode in which Patil won, will be aired on October 20 on Sony channel.

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