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.