Vikram Joshi

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Vikram Joshi
Medal record
Representing India
IQA World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Mumbai Singles

Vikram Joshi ( 2 February 1977 - 14 April 2018[1]) was an Indian quizzer and quizmaster who won the World Quizzing Championship (WQC) 2014.[2][3]. He was the first winner who wasn't based in England. In the 2013 contest, he stood 9th.

Joshi was born and raised in a scholarly Konkani Saraswat family based in Mumbai. Academically meritorious throughout, he studied Instrumentation Engineering at Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology (VESIT), followed by a master’s in Electronics Engineering at the University of Virginia. Soon after he worked at Sun Microsystems in Boston before returning to India, where he worked as a creative media professional.

After his WQC win, Joshi appeared in the eighth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (an Indian television game show based on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?) as one of the experts on the 'Triguni' lifeline[4] (similar to the Three Wise Men lifeline on the US edition)

Joshi had been a quizmaster on several university quizzes, including ones at IIT Bombay[5],IIT BHU[6], and IIM Indore.[7]

In 2018, he hosted the first National Elections Quiz conducted by the Election Commission of India.[8][9]

Joshi was first diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 2011. He passed away on 14 April 2018.


  1. ^ "Facebook post, Priya Joshi Kalyanpur".
  2. ^ "Man on the buzzer". Mint.
  3. ^ ibnlive 2014
  4. ^ "Kaun Banega Crorepati, Season 8: Hit opening or a flop show?".
  5. ^ "Facebook post, IIT Bombay".
  6. ^ "6 Best Indian College Quizzes for Every Quiz Maniac".
  7. ^ "IIM Indore Hosts Nihilanth 2016, Wins the Business Quiz".
  8. ^ "First ever National Elections Quiz on RSTV". Rajya Sabha TV.
  9. ^ "National Election Quiz 2018 draws to a close with record participation". DD News.