Mahadev Nambiar, studying in X standard at the Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Calicut is known among his fellow quizzers as one of the 'WonderKids' of calicut.He started his quizzing career right from the first year in school and in this short span has accumulated several enviable epithets like 'Lord of Super Guessing' and 'Buzzer King' to name a few. As these names suggest, Mahadev- Mahi to his friends- is a pro in the art of educated guessing and is noted for his speed when it comes to the Buzzer rounds.
Mahi is very passionate about Quizzing and considers his family, Dad Pradeep, Mom Sushma and kid brother Vigneshwar, to be his pillars of support and inspiration.
Ever since Mahi won the first quiz in the first standard of his school, there has been no looking back for him. The recent exploits of Mahi in the Quizzing scene include winner of the college quiz as part of NIT Ragam 2015 conducted by Praveen VR, entering the finals of the Open quiz conducted as part of the Malabar Mahotsav, surpassing some of the stalwarts of the Kerala Quizzing circuit; runner up in the World Food Day Quiz 2014, Chitramela Malayalam Movie Quiz at Reverberates 2014, Enquire Quiz League 7.0 etc. According to Mahi, the best quiizing moment of his life was when he successfully cracked the answer to the Theme round of the World Food Day Quiz 2014 conducted by the FSSAI and he considers Mr. Snehaj Srinivas to be his inspiration and mentor in the field of quizzing. "I was just another quizzer when I was studying in 7th std but when I became a part of the Quiz Kerala venture,I was moulded by the team there as a fine quizzer", says Mahi.
His quizzing achievements have drawn appreciative comments from the leading senior quizzers (and admiration from the girls of Calicut, we must add!) and he is considered to be an emerging force to be reckoned with, in the coming years. But ask Mahi about this and he would quote you Robert Frost and tell you that he has miles to go before he achieves his ultimate goal of becoming the best in the field.
With his motto of 'Start Quizzing,Dont stop quizzing,love quizzing and rest will come to you', we have no doubts that Mahi will achieve all his goals and more, just like Mr. Varghese Kurian, the Father of India's White Revolution who was also born in Panniyangara, Calicut like Mahi. Here is wishing him all luck (and more fangirls!) on his way there, from the Quiz Panorama team!
Favorite Topics: Kerala, Science & Technology, Malayalam Cinema
Notable teammates: Nandagopal, Abhirami, Amal, Aswin & Zakeer
Favorite Quizmasters: Snehaj Srinivas, Viswas Viswam, Ranjith AR