5-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand’s father, Ok Viswanathan, died right here on Thursday following transient sickness.
He was 92 and breathed his final at a metropolis hospital, household sources mentioned.
A former Normal Supervisor of the Southern Railway, Viswanathan is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Anand’s spouse Aruna described him as a terrific help to the celebrated chess participant.
“He was a terrific help to Anand. He witnessed all of Anand’s world championship victories,” Aruna mentioned.
“A easy man, he made positive his son had the suitable values. He took nice delight in his achievements,” she added.