Former FIDE vice-president Ummer Koya passes away

Former FIDE vice-president Ummer Koya passes away
Koya, who was ailing for a while, breathed his last at his home at Panniyankara.
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Kozhikode: P T Ummer Koya, who was the vice-president of global chess body FIDE, passed away on Tuesday. 

Ummer Koya, who was ailing for a while, breathed his last at his home at Panniyankara near here. He was 68.

He was also the secretary of the All-India Chess Federation.  

Ummer Koya was also a reputed international arbiter of the game and widely respected in chess-playing nations.

He played a lead role in conducting international chess tournaments and chess camps across the country.

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