Will en­joy play­ing chess till my last day

Sportstar - - 40 SUPERSTARS -

Sec­ond In­dian Grand­mas­ter

Chess is ev­ery­thing to me. What­ever I have re­ceived from life — call it name, fame or recog­ni­tion — it is all due to chess. I won’t be ex­ag­ger­at­ing if I say I owe my ex­is­tence to chess. I am lucky to pur­sue the sport even at this age (52) be­cause of the na­ture of it. Un­like other dis­ci­plines that de­mand peak phys­i­cal fit­ness, one can play chess for long.

With­out chess, Dibyendu is zero. Dibyendu and chess go to­gether… they are in­sep­a­ra­ble. I hope to en­joy play­ing chess till my last day.

As a sportsman, for me, Sport­star’s con­tri­bu­tion to the world of sports is un­par­al­leled. They are the No. 1 in their field. Be­ing a qual­ity pub­li­ca­tion, Sport­star’s con­tri­bu­tion to sports and so­ci­ety is ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic.

The way Sport­star con­tin­ues to bring out the pos­i­tives of the sportsper­sons, par­tic­u­larly In­di­ans, serves as a great in­spi­ra­tion to those pur­su­ing sports. In all these 40 years, the mag­a­zine has ful­filled its so­cial du­ties well. I am sure it will con­tinue to up­hold its high stan­dard and qual­ity.

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