Bhubaneswar, Jan. 28 -- Odisha chess star International Master (IM) Padmini Rout tied the nuptial knot with Jaykishin Mankani from Mumbai in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.

The marriage was conducted as per the Hindu Vaidik rituals at a hotel in Patia.

As per Padmini's family sources, Jaykishin is a chess enthusiast and a huge fan of Padmini. He is an IT professional.

Many chess stars from Odisha and outside the State including Soumya Swaminathan and Nisha Mohota participated in the marriage ceremony.

Padmini has brought many laurels for the State and country in chess. She emerged as champion in the U-16 World Chess Championship. She also achieved Woman Grand Master and International Master Titles. She is a four-time National Women's Premier t...