Talking to PTI, Sushil Kumar said that as much as 95 per cent of the people, who wrote to him recently had requested for money to tide over their difficulties. "I received a number of letters from admirers in the days after winning the jackpot... Those were mostly congratulatory in nature. But most of the letters of late contain requests for financial help," PTI quotes him as saying.
The KBC 3 winner added that he has received letters from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand seeking monetary help either for medical treatment or wedding of a family member. Letters have been received even from abroad, including one from a Sri Lankan women, who identified herself as Lechumi and sought monetary help for educating her six daughters - a request which has left Kumar flabbergasted.
A resident of Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh recently came to Motihari seeking monetary help from him. An organisation that identified itself as Mureed has sought his signature, while another organisation publishing hand-written books on religious literature has made an identical request in its letters to him.