Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaaa

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaaa

Date Of BirthAugust 10, 2005
Age14 years 7 months 24 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac SignLeo
Nickname Praggu
Full Name Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu
Other Name Prajnananda Ramesh Babu

Personal Information
Languages English , Tamil
EthnicitiesTamilian , Indian
ComplexionDark Brown
Body Features & Measurements
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Family Information
Father Ramesh Babu (works at State Corporation Bank)
Mother Nagalakshmi
Sister R. Vaishali (elder; chess player)
Career Information
Years Active 2010-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite sports persons Vishwanathan Anand
Magnus Carlsen
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileRameshbabu Praggnanandhaaa Facebook Profile
World Chess Federation ProfileRameshbabu Praggnanandhaaa World Chess Federation Profile
More Information
Coach R. B. Ramesh


Praggnanandhaa R (pronounced Pragg-na-nan-dhaa) is an Indian chess player and International Master. In 2016 he became the world's youngest International Master ever at the age of 10 years 10 months 19 days.

Family- Childhood


Praggnanandhaa R was born on 10th August 2005 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Ramesh Babu(father) & Nagalakshmi(mother). He lives in the suburb of Padi in Chennai, his father K Ramesh Babu is a Tamil Nadu State Corporation Bank employee, while mother is a housewife.

Father: His father Rameshbabu became disabled with Polio in childhood, he is a graduate and works at Tamil Nadu state Corporation Bank.

His mother takes him to various international tournaments as father would be busy with his work.

Praggnanandhaa R with parents, father Ramesh Babu, Mother NagaLakshmi

Image: Praggnanandhaa R with parents, father Ramesh Babu, Mother NagaLakshmi


His older sibling, sister- Vaishali Rameshbabu, is a star in the Indian chess by her own merit. Vaishali is a 2 time Youth Chess Champion and a Grandmaster.

Praggnanandhaa with sister Vaishali and mother

Image: Praggnanandhaa with sister Vaishali and mother

Youngest International Master

Previous record was held by Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine, he was 12 years 7 months old when he had attained the title of international master. He reduced the previous record by almost 2 years, quite a record considering there wasn't more than 6-7 months in between the previous records. The great Magnus Carlsen was 13 years 4 months old when he became an international master.

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