Chennai, 16 Sep 2015 :
The awards ceremony of the ‘Murugappa Madras Song – Sing it to Win it’ cover contest was held today at Ciclo Café, Kotturpuram. The awards were presented by famed city-based pianist Anil Srinivasan. This contest, held as part of the Madras Week celebrations, invited participants to submit their own creative renditions (cover versions) of the popular ‘Murugappa Madras Song’.

The winners in the various categories were judged by Filmfare awardee and singer of the original version of the Murugappa Madras Song Shakthisree Gopalan, filmmaker and director of the original music video Vijay Prabakaran, and city-based vocalist Shilpa Natarajan.

The Grand Prize of 1 lakh was shared by the band ‘Oxygen’ (best audio) and the band ‘I Grooves’ (best video).

  1. The ‘Voice Worth Insuring’ award (sponsored by Chola MS General Insurance) was presented to Nalini Vittobane
  2. the ‘Most Refreshing Cover Version’ (from Parry Fresh Tea) was presented to Saisharan
  3. the ‘ Voice with an Edge’ award (from CUMI) to Sudharshan and Srivathsan
  4. the ‘Sweetest Voice’ award (from Parry Sugar) to Nambitha and Nisha Syed
  5. the ‘Voice that will go places’ (from Parry Travels) award to Saisharan
  6. the ‘Super Band’ award (from TI Cycles) to Oxygen
  7. the ‘Most Magnetic Cover’ to Milind Dhantingan
  8. ‘Uniquely Unplugged Cover’ to Krishnan and
  9. ‘Young Forever Cover’ to the students of AMM School

Apart from the grand prize, the other winners took home Amazon gift vouchers as well as attractive prizes of air tickets and gift hampers from the Group companies – including cycles, sugar, power tools and tea – of over 70,000.

In 2014, the Murugappa Group had launched the Murugappa Madras Song, a tribute to the city to commemorate its 375th year celebrations. This video went viral with over 300,000 YouTube views. The contest was open to participation from across the country.

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the INR 269 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including nine listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Parry Sugar industries Ltd, Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Transmission systems, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilisers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies such as Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Advanced Materials, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), Yanmar & Co. and Compagnie Des Phosphat De Gafsa (CPG). The Group has a wide geographical presence all over India and spanning 6 continents.

Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Advanced Materials, SociedadQuímica y Minera de Chile (SQM), Yanmar& Co. and Compagnie Des Phosphat De Gafsa (CPG). The Group has a wide geographical presence not just in India, but spanning 6 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Montra, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.