Leaders Online Desk: The youngest grandmaster and chess player of the country R. R Praggnanandhaa has returned home after doing his best in the Chess World Cup. 18-year-old Pragyanand is receiving a lot of praise after defeating many of the world’s best players in the World Chess Championship. Meanwhile, Pragyanand arrived in Chennai today. At this time, a large number of citizens were waiting for him. As soon as he arrived, fans showered him with flowers. He was felicitated with bouquets and shawls. A video of this incident has also surfaced, showing the love of the people of Chennai for him.
R. Pragyanand echoed the dreams of 140 crore people, was felicitated by Chief Minister MK Stalin for winning the silver medal in the Chess World Cup. On this occasion, Pragnanandha (R Praggnanandhaa) expressed his happiness over the enthusiastic and grand reception. And expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all those who stood by him. He also said that people’s encouragement has played an important role in my journey.
Pragnananand’s parents, who performed amazingly in the Chess World Cup, also played a significant role in his success. Especially his mother Nagalakshmi even today accompanies him on every foreign tour and feeds him by cooking food with her own hands, so that the boy stays healthy and does not face any difficulties.
Pragnananda performed brilliantly in the Chess World Cup without his coach. He performed well match wise. He became the youngest player in the World Chess Championship after losing to world number one Magnus Carlsen in the final. Earlier he also defeated world number two Hikaru Nakamura and number three Fabiano Caruana. However, he said the toughest match for him was against compatriot Arjun Erige.
Anand Mahindra presents XUV400 EV to Pragyanand
Meanwhile, Mahindra Group chief Anand Mahindra has announced to gift an XUV400 EV that reduces environmental pollution to Pragyanand. Anand Mahindra also honored Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold medal for the country in the World Championship, with a Thar Jeep.
Chess World Cup silver medalist Praggnanandhaa returns to rousing welcome in Chennai
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