Thursday, July 23, 2009


I read this news item just a day or two back.
The BSNL Sports Quiz aired by Doordarshan Podhigai has won a mention in the Limca Book of National Records as the longest running weekly quiz show on television in India, it was announced at a press-meet here on Tuesday.

The show, hosted by Sumanth C. Raman, was started in June 2002 with the FIFA World Cup in mind and has since gone on to complete 373 episodes as on July 18.

The popular show, over its seven-year course, has received calls from over 30,000 participants, around 4.5 lakh SMSs and also 2000 e-mails per show on an average. Apart from Indian cities, viewers from as far as Oman, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, China, Latvia and Estonia have participated in the programme.

Kudos to Sumanth and Chennai Doordarshan.

More on Sumanth.

Sumanth C Raman started off as a medical practitioner but is a popular face on Doordarshan's sports programmes today and is also quite a sought after compere who is often sighted on the dais at several Government functions.
You can read more on him at

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