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Chess legend Viswanathan Anand's father dies

Published Apr 15, 2021, 12:08 pm IST | Updated Apr 15, 2021, 12:08 pm IST

Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand's father, K Viswanathan, died here on Thursday following brief illness.

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Chennai: Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand's father, K Viswanathan, died here on Thursday following brief illness.

He was 92 and breathed his last at a city hospital, family sources said.

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A former General Manager of the Southern Railway, Viswanathan is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Anand's wife Aruna described him as a great support to the celebrated chess player.

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"He was a great support to Anand. He witnessed all of Anand's world championship victories," Aruna said.

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