Samrat Mukherjee & Sai Karthik from Kotak Mahindra Bank
and Kushan Patel & Maghashyam Shirodkar from Social Udaan
won the Zonal Finals of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2016
held at Mumbai (Zone 3). These winners will now compete in the national finals to be held in Mumbai next month.
The Zone 3 finale of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz was a remarkable display of determination and intelligent quizzing. Regional winners from over 187 teams, represented by Rajiv Rai & Anil Kothuri from Edelweiss, Sidharth Srinivasan & Prashant Nagpal from Tata Unistore, Francis Rodrigues & Vishal Subharwal from HDFC Life, Naryana Bhat & Rahul Kamble from BPCL, Sagnik Sinha & Jai Rattan Ekka from BPRL and Prithwish Datta & Viswa Kiran from Star India also competed at the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Zone 3 Finals this year.
The Zone 3 Finals had some edge of the seat quizzing moments and a nail biting finish giving the audience a spectacular show of intellect and wit. The zonal winners won a prize of Rs. 75,000/-* while the runners-up received Rs. 35,000/-.
Chief Guest Brotin Banerjee, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tata Housing Development Company Limited
gave away the prizes to the winners and runners-up of the Mumbai Zone Finals. Addressing a packed audience at the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2016, Brotin Banerjee said, "We have witnessed year and again at the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz, that India's wisdom is just as diverse as its geography. We are perceived to be a risk averse society, yet we see participants, both young and old, stepping out of their comfort zones and making use of an opportunity to answer questions even when there is only half a chance of succeeding. The participants do this with great confidence and that is the kind of spirit this competition displays."
Emerging victorious and booking themselves a spot in the National Finals were Samrat Mukherjee & Sai Karthik from Kotak Mahindra Bank, who were declared as the winners of the Mumbai Zonal round. Runners-up were Kushan Patel & Maghashyam Shirodkar from Social Udaan. The other teams were Kartik Vyas & Ms. Gayatri Phadnis from Persistent Systems Ltd., Ashish Nalavade & Shoaib Syed from Adicent Designs (Belgavi), Rohan Harsh & Ashis Behera from UBS Pune, Rajiv Rai & Anil Kothuri from Edelweiss.
From sheer passion to determination, the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2016 zonal finals have witnessed several glorious moments.
Highlights of Mumbai Zonal Finals
1) The fantastic amalgamation of the young and the experienced with people who are just out of campus and people with more than 10 years of experience, actually making it to the finals
2) A clear coming together of small and large cities on an equal platform of challenge which is a fantastic thing for India
3) Rains, showers, deluge, nothing stops India, once people set their minds on something, and this is not only true to Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz, but it is a platform that just reflects the spirit of India. Despite the torrential rains, there were 187 participating teams at the Mumbai Zonal Finals
The winners of the national final will receive a grand prize of Rs. 500,000/-* along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy
plus as a special prize this year, the national winners will also receive a brand new Bolt car from Tata Motors. Ace quizmaster and show host Giri Balasubramaniam aka Pickbrain
, known for his wit and humour, conducts the quiz across India.
*Subject to tax deduction as applicable
Zonal finals were organised in New Delhi (Zone 1), Kolkata (Zone 2), Mumbai (Zone 3) and Chennai (Zone 4).