Chennai, 30 Aug 2015 : The open quiz format of the ever-popular Madras Quiz received more support this year as the event moved to a new venue. With over 120 teams participating and shouting out answers to the audience questions, and with 6 teams moving to the finals, the Madras Week Celebrations came to a glorious finale. At the end of the one-and-a-half-hour grand finale, the team Madras Veterans (VV Ramana and Ramkumar) emerged champions for the third time in a row. The all-women team Pachaiyammas (Sushi Nataraj and Usha Kumar), and KadamaiKanniyamKattuppaadu (Seetha Gopalakrishnan and Kannan Narayanan) were the runners-up. Several members of the audience also won prizes for the various questions asked by the Quizmaster DrSumanth C Raman. The prizes were distributed by Mr K Srinivasan, Managing Director Carborundum Universal, a part of Murugappa Group.
The programme was attended, among others, by students, parents, corporate executives and various quizzing enthusiasts and members of the media.
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.
Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Montra, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The Group fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.