Indian Chess Champion: Parimarjan Negi

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Parimarjan Negi is a chess grandmaster (GM) from India, a former Asian and Indian champion.
He was born on 9 February 1993.
He achieved the GM title at the age of 13 years and 142 days (13 years, 4 months, and 20 days) in 2006, becoming the second youngest chess grandmaster ever, second only to Sergey Karjakin.

Negi played on the top board for the bronze medal-winning Indian team in the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway.

He was granted the Arjuna Award in 2010 by the Government of India.