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  Sports   15 Apr 2021  Chess legend Viswanathan Anand's father dies

Chess legend Viswanathan Anand's father dies

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
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.

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

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