Deloitte’s team from Delhi, represented by Jagmit Singh and Rohan Khanna, won the BusinessLine Cerebration Quiz, 2017, bagging a prize money of ₹75,000.

The finale, held in Mumbai on Saturday, saw regional champions from Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru compete against each other in a thrilling contest that lasted over an hour. “It was a great platform to showcase our talent and a very well conducted quiz by BusinessLine ,” Khanna said after his team’s victory.

The winners witnessed intense competition from the Mumbai finalists, represented by Vishal Subharwal and Francis Rodrigues from HDFC Life; Team Chennai represented by G Pranav Hari and Rahul Humayun from IIT-Madras, and Team Bengaluru, represented by Mathew Kurian and G Anand Babu from ICRA.

HDFC Life won the first runner-up prize of ₹50,000, while the students from IIT-Madras took away the second runner-up prize of ₹25,000.

Speaking about the platform, BusinessLine Editor Raghavan Srinivasan said: “A quiz is a test of intelligence, a test of knowledge and even a test of nerves — you may know the answer, but may not be able to recall it under pressure. As a newspaper, we are in the process of providing information. So, for us, the quiz fits in perfectly because it’s not just about all the answers in the newspaper; it’s about inculcating the habit of seeking information.”

The quiz was launched in Chennai on August 26 and the various rounds featured 1,000 participants and over 500 corporate teams.

Quiz master Runal Dahiwade from QuizWorks had participants on their toes and audiences on edge.

Monika Kalia, General Manager, Corporate Communication, Union Bank of India; SK Misra, General Manager, BSNL, P M Balakrishnan, Vice President, The Hindu Group along with Editor Srinivasan gave away the cash prizes and trophies.

The Cerebration Quiz was presented by Union Bank of India, in association with BusinessLine, and powered by BSNL. The event was managed by WOOT Factor, with Quizworks as the quizzing partner.