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Created byKairali TV
Presented byG. S. Pradeep
JudgesG. S. Pradeep
Country of originIndia
No. of seasons4 (700+ episodes)
Production locationThiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Running time60 mins
Original networkKairali TV
Original releaseSeason 1:2002
Season 2:2005-2006
Season 3:2014
Season 4:2018

Aswamedham was a reverse quiz program in Kairali TV,[1] a Malayalam channel, in the format of twenty questions. It was one of the most successful programs in Kairali. This program, anchored by "Grandmaster" G. S. Pradeep,[2][3] has entered the Limca Book of Records for the reaching 500 episodes.[4][5] The second part of the program was started in November 2005 in Kairali TV.[4] At one point, the Aswamedham set featured a galloping horse on a rotating pedestal.[6]

The Tamil channel Vijay TV aired the Tamil version of the program starting June 2006 under the name Grandmaster with Pradeep and Shilpa Kavalam as the anchor.[4] Shakthi TV is also airing the Tamil version of Aswamedham with the Sinhalese subtitles and is titled as Shakthi Grandmaster. In literature, Aswamedham also refers to a drama written in the same name by Thoppil Bhasi.[7]


  1. ^ Surendran, P. K. (March 27, 2002) The Times of India. Reverse quiz the latest fad in Kerala.
  2. ^ Bahrain Tribune (December 19, 2003) Largest stage for Kairali Gulf Pageantry. Republished by AP Worldstream.
  3. ^ The Hindu (November 25, 2006) "Corona" begins.
  4. ^ a b c The Hindu (June 5, 2006) Here comes "Grand Master"
  5. ^ The Hindu (August 31, 2006) Meet the Grandmaster".
  6. ^ The Hindu. (April 26, 2007) The wizard of shows.
  7. ^ The Hindu (May 9, 2004) Polls bring them close to the world outside.