Abhijat Singh

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Abhijat Singh won the Under 14 Chess Championship of Delhi State in 1993 while he was studying in Grade-VII at Greenfield Public School, Safdarjung Enclave, and was a member of the Botwinik Chess Club. His moving on to the Int'l School of Paris led to the activation of their dormant Chess Club. He reigned as an undisputed Chess Champion not only among students of [Int'l School of Paris] but also among the teaching faculty from 1993 to 1996. Was runner-up in Under-14 Ille de France Championship 1993 and missed selection in the Ille de France U-14 Chess Team on points.(French NCR where 50 % population of France lives). Here onwards he oriented less to competitive chess and more to academics. He repeated the ISP feat in his next school - [Nido d'Aguilas Int'l School], Santiago, Chile from 1996 to 1998. He graduated from Nido d'Aguilas with an [International Baccaulareate](IB) with superlative performance and won a full four years scholarship to attend [Texas Christian University] (TCU), Ft. Worth, Texas, where he again became the TCU Chess Champion, 1998 even among a large presence of East European students. He was nominated as the Most Valued Team Player of 1999 by SAICA (South Asian Indian Cultural Association). He graduated from TCU with a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2002 and joined his family in New York, his father being then posted as Attache with the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations where again he enrolled for his second Degree in Economics & Statistics from Queens College, New York. He now works as a Senior Software Consultant being an experienced Biztalk Specialist on the US north-east coast working on his 7th Project and lives there with his younger brother who is also a Software Professional and Research Scholar working for his Ph.D. at Rutgers University, NJ and is also a very good Chess player. He is grandson of L.Major Ram Narain Dahiya of V. Kirholi. His naniji was Bhama Shah L.Smt. Saraswati Devi ji Adhyapika of SriGangaNagar. His father Shri Rishi Raj Singh was till recently on the Faculty of the Indian [Foreign Service Institute] , JNU Campus, New Delhi and is currently posted as Second Secretary with the [[[Embassy of India Astana]]], Kazakhstan. His mother is Smt. Santosh Choudhary d/o L. Ch. Jee Sukh Ram ji Sihag of V. Chautala.

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