Nine years ago, three men broke into Sonali Mukherjee's New Delhi home and poured acid over her face for rejecting their sexual advances.
Mukherjee was left disfigured and partially deaf and blind. Her family spent their savings on her medical treatments. Her attackers served just 3-and-a-half years in prison.
Now 27, the acid-attack victim is now a national celebrity — and rupee millionaire — thanks to her appearance on Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
She plans to use her 2.5 million-rupee fortune — $45,000 CAD — to help other victims of acid violence.
"I've had 22 operations and nine more are remaining, so that at least my eyes and ears are functional," Mukherjee told the Times of India. "If I recover, I want to help people like me. In my nine years of struggle, I have faced a lot. I know the kind of difficulties we have to face, with no help from any quarter."
Following her win, Mukherjee underwent her second reconstructiveRead More »from Indian acid attack victim wins millions on game show