Former chess player and president of Uttaranchal Chess Association Dhiraj Raghuvanshi lost his battle against Covid-19 at the Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College & Research Centre at Moradabad on Thursday morning. He was 60.
Raghuvanshi, survived by wife Seema, was getting medical treatment at home for the past two weeks but his condition worsened on Wednesday night and he was hospitalised.
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In less than a month, Raghuvanshi is the third office-bearer of an affiliated unit of All India Chess Federation to pass away. Karnataka Chess Association secretary Hanumantha Rajanna (63) fell victim to Covid before Haryana Chess Association’s young President Gaurav Jindal (38) died in a car accident.
Winner of the 1980 Delhi state chess junior title, Raghuvanshi was the president of the Delhi Chess Association from 1995 to…