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Ramesh Susarla in GunturRamesh Susarla in Guntur


A LOT of brains and a bit of luck made the Sidhartha Engineering College student, J. Pavan Kumar, `Genius of Guntur' a title conferred by the Rotary Club of Guntur Adarsh and the Mahatma Gandhi College, Guntur.

Six questions, 45 seconds to answer and five marks for every correct answer decided the real Genius of Guntur. Pavan sailed through all rounds

Sunday evening, while most of his friends were busy watching the latest block-buster, it was a brain-teasing six-step journey for Pavan through the gruelling rounds of question-answer session at the Balaji Kalyana Mandapam.

On the lines of `Kaun Banega Karorepathi' there were five rounds with three multiple-choice questions on every topic on the earth.

From Geography to science to sports, current affairs to business andto Indian mythology, questions flew in the air to test the intelligence of Guntur youth in the age group of 16 to 23. While 32 aspirants were there, only 15 lucky contenders could make it to the `hot seat' on the dais though draw of lots.

Once on the dais, it was race against time and with the crossing of every level Rs.200 got added in the prize money beginning with Rs.200 for the first round. The event at which the audience sat throughhad to wait for the final `Rapid fire round' till five finalists reached there successfully earning Rs.1,000.

Help lines also did not help a majority of the contestants to proceed beyond the fourth round.

The youth were allowed the 50-50 chance (getting two of the four options in answers removed) as the first help line in the fourth round and seeking popular vote in the fifth round.

The Genius walked away with Rs.5,000 presented by the MG College Executive Director, DLK Rathna, through the Rotary Club of Guntur Adarsh president, V.Rajyalakshmi.

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