Manuel Aaron (Tamil Nadu) is the first International Chess Master. S. Vijayalakshmi got the International Master title in 2000. She is the first Indian woman to achieve this title. Viswanathan Anand became India’s first Grand Master on Dec 28, 1987, when he was 18. P. -Chess Review in 1997. Koneru Humpy become the youngest women International Master in Asia. Jayasree Kadilkar is the first women International Master in Chess from India. Koneru Humpy is the only girl in the country to meet the Grandmaster title-requirements. S. Mennakshi become the fifth women Grandmaster of India. Hrikrishna became Indian’s youngest Grand Master in August 2001. Viswanathan Anand was the first Indian awarded the prestigious Chess Oscar by the Russian Chess Magazine’s 64.