Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand’s father passes away

Chennai: Mr K Viswanathan, father of five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand, died here on Thursday 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. (UNI)