Anand Narasimhan of Maxus Global wins 'Close-up Dream Job - Harsha Ki Khoj' contest
Twenty-seven-year old media planner with Maxus Global Bangalore, Anand Narasimhan, has landed up in a dream job with ESPN STAR Sports by winning the 'Close-up Dream Job - Harsha Ki Khoj' contest. The final of the contest was held Live in ESPN STAR Sports studios in Singapore on March 10.
Narasimhan, who gets one-year contract with the channel, will soon be joining the elite group of presenters and commentators on the network in Singapore. Ecstatic about his new job, Narasimhan said, "It's a dream come true. I have always believed in destiny and good karma. Harsha Bhogle and Jason Dasey have been my idols. The very thought of joining them in the ESPN STAR Sports studios makes me feel like Alice about to enter the wonderland."
Huw Bevan, Vice President Production, ESPN STAR Sports, said, "Narasimhan will soon be signing one-year contract with ESPN STAR Sports and will be based in Singapore with the 'News' team to start with. He will work on Sportsline and SportsCenter India in both production and presentation capacity."
Bevan showed extreme pleasure in the way the 'Close-up Dream Job - Harsha Ki Khoj' shaped up in its first year and said, "We are still to firm up plans for the next edition of 'Harsha Ki Khoj.' I see the possibility of expanding this initiative to Asia Pacific level in the future."
Besides Narasimhan, there were three finalists -- Padamjeet Sherawat, Puneet Pal Singh and Manish Vallicha. All the contestants were made to write script and present their stories live on SportsCenter or Sportsline.
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