The young chess Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa came returned to India after his terrific performance in the FIDE World Cup 2023 in Azerbaijan in advance this week. During his flight from Doha to Chennai, Praggnanandhaa got a very candy word from the cabin team of IndiGo flight.

The airline shared the observe on X (previously Twitter) in conjunction with a photograph of Indian chess prodigy and his mother Nagalakshmi. The mom-son duo were posing with an attendant inside the photograph. The publish changed into captioned, “Taking chess to new heights! We had been venerated to have Indian chess grandmaster Master R Praggnanandhaa on board. Congratulations to the younger champion on becoming the primary-ever World Cup finalist!”

“Dear Praggnanandhaa, it’s miles honestly an honour and our pleasure to fly you on board with us nowadays. You are our Pride of the Nation. You have made our usa so proud. We wish and pray which you obtain many more like this. You are definitely an idea for every person. Keep your sport up and keep inspiring,” said the be aware which changed into signed by the captain and cabin crew of Indigo flight 6E:1322.

Praggnanandhaa obtained a grand welcome at the Chennai Airport upon his return on Wednesday. He then came to Delhi with his circle of relatives to satisfy Prime Minister Modi on Thursday.

PM Modi shared a publish on X about the identical which said, “Had very unique visitors at 7, LKM nowadays. Delighted to satisfy you, @rpragchess along side your family. You personify ardour and perseverance. Your example shows how India’s youngsters can conquer any area. Proud of you”

Also, the chairman of Mahindra organization, Anand Mahindra talented an electric vehicle to the 18-12 months-old Grandmaster’s mother and father for making India proud along with his performance within the event.

Praggnanandhaa confronted the World No.1 chess participant Magnus Carlsen within the very last of FIDE World Cup. Carlsen won the in shape within the 2d round of tie-breaker after the final in shape ended in a draw.

Praggnanandhaa finished the match with a silver medal and have become the youngest World Cup runner-up at the age of 18. But he will get the chance to take revenge subsequent year. As he has additionally showed his vicinity within the Candidates event of 2024 via attaining the very last of the tournament held in Baku.

The subsequent 12 months’s match can have best 8 members and it’ll determine the challenger who will face the World Champion Ding Liren, within the final warfare of chess.

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