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Celebrating 378 Years of Madras –
A place we call home, a city we love, cherish and have grown with!

Founded on 22nd August 1639, Madras is now home to more than 4 million people. This August, the Murugappa Group celebrates Madras’ 378th Birthday with a few special events dedicated to the eternal history, distinct culture and pure traditions that our beloved city has come to be known for.

A series of messages and memories from Madras …

Relive these memories and share them with everybody who’s
ever been to this magical city!

Together, let’s celebrate 378 years of Madras! #CelebratingMadras

This Madras Week, as the city turns 378 years old, we invite you to unleash your imagination and send us your visualisation of the city as a person.

Who would this person be? How would they look? And don’t forget to tell us the reason behind your visualisation. Click here to know more and participate in this fun contest!

The Murugappa Madras Quotient (MMQ) Quiz

The 7th Edition of the Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz was organised for the city’s school children on 9th September 2017 at the St. Bede’s Auditorium, Santhome, and was hosted by renowned quiz master, Dr. Navin Jayakumar.

The team from PSBB Senior Secondary School, Nungambakkam, (Sudharshan M, Akshaya Mohan and Akash Kishore) emerged champions at the end of a nail-biting buzzer round. Bagging the title of the 1st and 2nd runners-up were the teams from P.S. Senior Secondary School, Mylapore (Guhan K, K.S. Abhishek and N. Dhanush), and the team from PSBB Senior Secondary School, K.K. Nagar (Nithin Karthic, R. Visveswaran and Sashee Kiran Raman), respectively.

More information about this quiz is available here

The Madras Quiz

The biggest open quiz on Madras, the Madras Quiz, was back with a bang on 20th August this year!

Hosted each year by The Murugappa Group in association with the Quiz Foundation of India, the quiz is open to quizzing enthusiasts from various age groups and is conducted by Ace quizmaster, Dr. Sumath C Raman. This year, the quiz was held at the A.M.M Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kotturpuram. With over 100 teams participating, it was a fitting start to the Madras Week Celebrations in the city.

The team Silvandu Sikkum Siruthai Sikkathu (N Ramaswamy and Sylvian Patrick) emerged champions for the second time in a row. More details about this quiz are available here


In a tribute to the city of Madras on its 375th Birthday, the Murugappa Group launched ‘The Madras Song’ which captured the true essence and beauty that this city has to offer. This song struck a chord with music lovers and has ever since been shared as a symbol of love and gratitude to this Singara city!

If Madras Were A Person

24th Aug to 20th Sept 2017

Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz

9th Sept 2017