Embarking on a humble yet fruitful journey, Saarang, called Mardi Gras when it was started in the mid-1970s, has
gone on to become an integral part of the culture of Chennai. A pioneering student fest of the Indian Institute Of
Technology Madras, it attracts over fifty thousand people from across the country every year and has been host to breath taking performances from personalities within country and from all over the world. Saarang has
showcased the performances of Ustad Bismillah Khan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Sunidhi Chauhan,
Sonu Nigam over the years.