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Koneru Humpy nominated for Khel Ratna award by AICF

Koneru Humpy, currently ranked number three in the world, is already a recipient of the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.

By: PTI | Chennai |
Updated: July 1, 2021 3:31:11 pm
Koneru Humpy, Koneru Humpy chess, Koneru Humpy World Rapid Chess Championships, Chess Championships, Viswanathan Anand, Indian expressKoneru Humpy was part of India's squad which won the Online Chess Olympiad in 2020. (File)

Reigning women’s world rapid chess champion Koneru Humpy has been nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the All India Chess Federation (AICF).

The 34-year old Humpy, currently ranked number three in the world, has qualified for the FIDE Women’s Candidates event next year and was also part of the Indian squad which won the Online Chess Olympiad in 2020.

Humpy is already a recipient of the Arjuna award and Padma Shri.

Also, seven other players — Vidit S Gujrathi, B Adhiban, S P Sethuraman, M R Lalith Babu, Bhakti Kulkarni and Padmini Rout have been nominated for the Arjuna award, AICF honorary secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan said.

The 26-year old Gujrathi was captain of the gold medal winning Indian team in the Online Chess Olympiad last year.

Besides, Grandmaster and noted coach Abhijit Kunte has been nominated for the Major Dhyanchand award.

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