ARUTCHELVAR AYYA AND THE GAME OF CHESS
As the way king of the chess game is simple yet magnificient and multi-dimensional, Dr.N.Mahalingam played versatile roles in his life such as: a great visionary, an elite scholar, an ardent educationalist, a respected nationalist, a zealous traveler, an unrivalled collector of books, a Gandhian, a writer, a philanthropist, a spiritualist, a man of letters, etc. Arutchelvar Ayya as he is affectionately called by everyone, created history by his achievements in rural economic reconstruction and established unmatched leadership in agriculture, public planning and manufacturing sectors through his Sakthi Group of companies. He was the Founder Chairman of the leading educational institution Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT). Multifaceted Ayya is a passionate Chess player and enthusiast as well.. With his fondest love for this greatest game, KCT takes pride in launching Dr.N.M. Chess Academy to favor and kindle the spirits of aspiring chess enthusiasts and carry forward the service done by our founder to this greatest game. Ayya’s contributions, support and his fondest love for this game and the purpose and goals of Dr. N.M. Chess academy is explored in this booklet.
Ayya and his love for Chess:
Ayya’s passion-fire for this strategy- board game began in his younger days. He started loving the game and became an avid player quite soon the game was introduced to him. Perhaps, his attraction and involvement in the game was during the later part of his life. The ardent chess lover matched wits with several grandmasters over the board and was a keen follower of the game throughout his life.