I recall with gratitude the support extended by the Late Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Selvi J.Jayalalithaa by sponsoring the 2013 World Chess Championship match between India’s Grandmaster V.Anand and Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen of Norway held at Chennai which was a roaring success. She also gave a tremendous boost to the game of chess by introducing the Chess in Schools program in all the Government Schools in Tamilnadu. Her love for sports in general and chess in particular is well known.
The entire chess fraternity joins me in condoling the sad demise of our beloved Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. We pray to the God Almighty for her soul to rest in peace.
President – All India Chess Federation