Woman Chess Player Ganga Bai Dead

Updated: 14 May 2015 20:36 IST

Ganga Bai, a retired school headmistress, had won the Tamil Nadu State Women's Championship three times in 1970, 1974 and 1977, said the Tamil Nadu Chess Association.

Chennai:
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Tamil Nadu's pioneering woman chess player L.K. Ganga Bai died here on Thursday. She was 92.

Bai, a retired school headmistress, had won the Tamil Nadu State Women's Championship three times in 1970, 1974 and 1977, said the Tamil Nadu Chess Association.

She played in several National Women's championships including one hosted in then Madras for the first time in March 1979 at the Integral Coach Factory.

Her brother L.K. Ramachandran was also a prominent chess players of the 1960s and 1970s.

"She was a strong player and was senior to us in those days," R. Raghunathan, a former National player, told IANS.

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