41 year old Padma Vibhushan Vishwanathan Anand has brought so much glory to
Chess, in its earlier form known as Chathurangam, is believed to have been born in
But till Anand came into the limelight, the only Indian who was internationally famous in the game was
Velliappan ( my father’s elder cousin) was the patron of the game in our area. Two things he loved were Carnatic music and chess. For a long time there was a group of live in musicians in his house. The south-eastern portion of the ettukettu buildining was their domain. They would start tuning their instruments from early morning.