Chess wizard Vishy Anand’s father passes away

Insight Online News

Chennai, Apr 15 : Mr K Viswanathan, father of five-time

world chess champion Viswanathan Anand, died here today

after a brief illness.

He was 92.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Mr Viswanathan, a former General Manager of the Southern

Railway, breathed his last at a city hospital, family sources said.

Anand’s wife Aruna described him as a great support to Anand

and had witnessed his all world championship wins.


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