Bangladesh chess player Rahman dies during match

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | July 06, 2024 IST

Ziaur Rahman, Chess Player

Dhaka, July 6: He was busy doing what he loved most. While contemplating to post yet another victory in the game of 64 squares, chess veteran from Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman, suffered a cardiac arrest and breathed his last.

As per reports, 50-year-old Rahman, the highest ranked chess player in Bangladesh was playing his 12th round match of a national championship on Friday, when he suddenly felt uneasy, suffered a cardiac arrest and breathed his last.

Rahman, was playing against fellow grandmaster Enamul Hossain, when he had a cardiac attack, and was rushed to a hospital in the Bangladesh capital, where he was declared dead. His death was confirmed by Bangladesh Chess Federation general secretary Shahab Uddin Shamim. 

Rahman was not only Bangladesh's highest ranked chess player but he won several chess championships in his country and outside. He also participated in the 44th Chess Olympiad in India in 2022, sources informed.

His death has been condoled by not only chess players and chess associations from Bangladesh, but by players, associations and chess fans across borders.

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