Odisha chess star Padmini Rout ties knot with Jaikishin Mankani

Bhubaneswar: Eminent chess player from Odisha, Padmini Rout, today tied the nuptial knot with Jaikishin Mankani of Mumbai in the capital city here.

The wedding was solemnized as per the Vedic tradition at a hotel in Odisha capital. Mankani works in IT sector, sources said.

Many well-known chess stars from several parts of the country attended the wedding ceremony.

Padmini (30) has been decorated with International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster titles in chess. She had won the National Women’s Premier title for four times within 2014 and 2017. She was the Asian women’s champion for the year 2018, sources said.

Padmini started palying chess at a very early age. She had played for the Indian National Team at Women’s Chess Olympiad, Women’s World Team Chess Championship and Women’s Asian Team Chess Championship, sources added.

Padmini, a commerce graduate, was felicitated with the Biju Patnaik Sports Award for the year 2007.

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