On 29th June, 2020 Mumbai’s 20-year-old Khushnaz Nevil Dadrewalla secured second position in the Under-21 category of the All India Open Girls Online Chess Tournament, organised by Shri Sheetala Mata Shaktipeeth Trust, New Delhi, through Lichess.org digital platform. A total of eighty-five girls participated in the event from all across India. Holding up the Mumbai flag, Khushnaz was the only Mumbai girl in the winners list.
The daughter of proud parents – Nevil and Zenobia Dadrewalla – Khushnaz is an International FIDE rated chess player and has earlier participated in a number of district, state and national level tournaments and won several prizes. She has been honing her skills for years under coach – Arena International Master – Hrishikesh Chavan from the Gurukul Chess Academy. Constantly upgrading her chess skills in the Gurukul Chess Academy, she also by trains their students online.
Currently pursuing graduation in Computer Applications from the Dr. BMN College of Home Science, Matunga (SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai), she is the Sports Student Mentor conducting chess sessions for her college students and professors and has organised Inter-collegiate chess events. She received the Best Student Award in 2020.