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.
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.