Last Updated: February 27, 2015, 05:19 IST
But on Wednesday morning, that dream turned to reality after he became the first crorepati on this season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 5'.
I didn't do any special preparation for this. This is just what we used to study. Anyway, the questions asked here are similar to the ones asked in our exams," said Kumar.
'Kaun Banega Crorepati 5' host Amitabh Bachchan said, My heartiest congratulations to Sushil, his family, his wife and all his friends who came to support him."
Sushil's is literally a rags to riches story and according to him, getting to the rupees 5 crore mark wasn't as difficult as one would imagine.
Being an avid follower of the game show and an even bigger fan of Big B, participating itself was a dream come true for Sushil Kumar.
The fact that I met Amitabh Bachchan is a very big deal in itself. I used to always watch him on TV. The moment I met him, I touched his feet and hugged him. Even if I didn't win anything, I at least got to hug him and that is something I will never forget," said Kumar.
First and foremost, I will build a house for myself and then I will help my brothers start their businesses. I'm also very fond of reading, so now I will buy many books, start a library and read a lot," said Kumar.
History was made when Sushil Kumar, a computer operator from Bihar, became the first ever contestant to win five crore rupees on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 5'.
Now that's an amount 27-year-old Sushil Kumar, from Champaran, Bihar, could only dream of a couple of days back.
In the past, the first season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' saw Harshvardhan Nawathe from Mumbai walking away with Rs 1 crore.
In 2004, Rahat Taslim from Jharkand won Rs 1 crore but quit before the jackpot question for Rs 5 crore.
Meet the first man to make 5 Crore on KBC!
Sushil Kumar, a computer operator and tutor who earns Rs 6,000 per month, went on to win the top prize in the show hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan congratulated Kumar on his win sayong that his victory was a victory for all common men in India.
With this win, Sushil Kumar becomes the first ever contestant to win rupees 5 crore on KBC and this episode will be aired on the November 2.