Checkmate Covid Aamir Khan to participate in chess match with Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand
Bombay: Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand to play ‘Checkmate Covid’ match against celebrities and businessmen across the country to raise money for the Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts Akshaya Patra.
The “Checkmate Covid” series will feature five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand playing ten Indian celebrities and business leaders – five in simulation games one hour at a time. These include Aamir Khan, Kiccha Sudeep, Riteish Deshmukh, singer Arijit Singh, singer-songwriter Ananya Birla, cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal, Xiaomi India CEO Manu Kumar Jain, co-founder of Zerodha Nikhil Kamath, producers Sajid Nadiadwala and Parchura Padakannaya.
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All proceeds from this charity event will go to the service of the helpless and their families battling hunger during this devastating second wave of the pandemic.
The charity event is part of the Checkmate COVID-Celebrity edition of Chess.com India and in association with Akshaya Patra, Prachura Padakannaya, CEO – Extra Talent Management, is also part of the event. It will be held on June 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the official Indian YouTube channel Chess.com.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation serves relief meals in 19 states and one Union territory through its network. Since March 2020, the foundation has served food to more than 128 million defenseless people who are struggling to manage to eat because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to contain the epidemic.
Meanwhile, speaking on the labor front, Aamir Khan will next be seen in a lead role in the upcoming film “Laal Singh Chaddha” alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan. This film is the Hindi remake of the 1994 American film ‘Forrest Gump’ which starred Tom Hanks in the lead role.
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