Presenting the interim budget in Parliament, Nirmala Sitharaman noted that India has over 80 chess grandmasters compared to about 20 in 2010.
Sachin Tendulkar lauded Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa on Wednesday after the Chess prodigy clinched the number one spot among India's chess players following his victory over World Champion Ding Liren.
Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa once again made India proud as he defeated China's Ding Liren, the current world champion, in the 4th round of the Tata Steel Masters tournament
Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa beats world champion Ding Liren in Tata Steel Masters, becomes top ranked Indian chess player
Indian chess player Vaishali Rameshbabu earned her grandmaster title by crossing 2,500 International Chess Federation (FIDE) ranking points
Aryan Chopra is another young Grandmaster who hails from Delhi and is trying to make a mark in international circuit.
The Indian men's and women's chess teams won silver medals at the Asian Games in Hangzhou on Saturday.
Indian men's and women's teams produced a fine effort to register easy wins over their rivals in the third round of the chess competition
Indian men and women opened their campaign in the chess team event at the Asian Games with easy wins over Mongolia and Philippines respectively