Anupama Gokhale, Former Chief Manager (ESE), Bharat Petroleum and Padma Shri recipient 1986 & Arjuna Award recipient 1990

Titles and awards received:

‘Padma Shri’ from the President of India, 1986
‘Arjuna award’ from the Govt. of India, 1990
‘Shiv Chatrapati’ award from the Govt. of Maharashtra
‘International Woman Master’ title from the World Chess Federation, 1985
‘Asian Chess Queen’ title from the World Chess Federation in 1985, 1987

On today’s inspiring episode of The Brand Called You, Ashutosh Garg is in conversation with the Indian Queen of Chess, Anupama Gokhale. Anupama has been an International Woman Master since 1985. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1986 and the Arjuna Award in 1990. She has been declared the Asian Chess Queen in 1985 and 1987. Anupama is the representative of India at International Events. And is the National and Asian Champion and medal winner of the Commonwealth Games! Anupama shares the three key milestones of her career and shares how Chess has shaped her life since a very young age. She talks about her early career and her passion for the game. Anupama explains the importance of mental as well as physical fitness for the game. She talks about  her experience in preparing for the game and her current plans with respect to chess.  Anupama also shares how she quit her job to focus on chess full time. She believes that it is very important for players to be up to date with the game and its new reforms.  For most chess players, Anupama advises making the best use of resources and working hard. 

“ Chess is a game you can enjoy throughout your life”

They discuss the stance of the Indian Chess Champions and the steps that can be taken to ensure more and more champions from the country.  Her story is inspiring and her journey has been  a tough one. Anupama has made her way to the top and she makes sure to always remain there!

Anupama Gokhale, Former Chief Manager (ESE), Bharat Petroleum and Padma Shri recipient 1986 & Arjuna Award recipient 1990

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Titles and awards received:

‘Padma Shri’ from the President of India, 1986
‘Arjuna award’ from the Govt. of India, 1990
‘Shiv Chatrapati’ award from the Govt. of Maharashtra
‘International Woman Master’ title from the World Chess Federation, 1985
‘Asian Chess Queen’ title from the World Chess Federation in 1985, 1987

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Season 2

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English

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India

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