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FULL NAME: Padmini Rout (Also known as Sanu)
BORN: January 5, 1994
GENDER: Female
PARENTSS: Dr Ashok Kumar Rout (Father), Sasmita Dhall (Mother).
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: Commerce graduate from BJB College, Bhubaneswar.
HOME ADDRESS: Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
TITLE: Woman Grandmaster (WGM)
FIDE RATING: 2336 by February, 2011
FIDE ID NO: 5029295
IDOL: Mikhile Tal and Viswanathan Anand
HOBBIES: Reading story book and painting
PROFESSION: Serving in Indian Oil Corporation Limited as an officer since January, 2016.

AWARDS/HONOURS:
*     On Sept 4, 2014, she was felicitated by the AICF for winning gold medal in the Women’s Olympiad board five at Tromso, Norway. India Cements Ltd MD N Srinivasan, who graced felicitation ceremony at Chennai as chief guest, handed over a cash award of Rs 60,000 to Padmini.
*     The Press Club of Odisha honoured her with the Sprit of Sports Award and a cheque of Rs 25,000 in Bhubaneswar on October 27, 2013.
*    Received the Biju Patnaik State Sports Award as the Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year 2007 and cheque of Rs 1 lakh at Bhubaneswar on March 5, 2011.
*    Received the 16th Ekalabya Award along with a cheque of Rs l lakh as the outstanding sportsperson of the year 2008 from IMPaCT at Bhubaneswar on August 30, 2009.

COACHING:
*    She was coached for two years by Satya Ranjan Pattnaik and occasionally by IMs Neeraj Kumar Mishra and Sekhar Chandra Sahu.
*    Received coaching from Ukraine GM Georgy Timoschenko twice in 2008 and 2009.
*    Participated in the Grand Master coaching camp, conducted by AICF at Calicut from Feb 6 to March 5, 2004.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

STATE:
*    Won the title in the State Under-9 Chess Championship, held at Nayagarh from August 27 to 29, 2003.
*    Won the title in the State Under-11 Chess Cchampionship, held at Cuttack on Dec 6 and 7, 2003.
*    Won the title in the State Under-13 Chess Championship, held at Puri from Nov 13 to 15, 2004.
*    Won the title in the State Under-17 Chess Championship, held at Rourkela from Sept 5 to 8, 2004.
*    Won the title in the 15th State Junior (under-19) Girls Chess Championship, held at Bhubaneswar from March 18 to 19, 2005.
*    Won the U-12 Girls’ title in the 45th Orissa State Chess Championship, held at Rourkela from June 4 to 9, 2005.
*    Won the title in the State Women’s Chess Championship at Puri (June).
*    Won the title in the State U-11 Boys & Girls Chess Championship at Puri (August 13-14).
*    Won the title in the State U-19 Open Boys & Girls Chess Championship at Bhubaneswar (October 23-24).
YEAR 2006:
*    Won the title in the State U-13 Girls` Chess Championship at Puri (June 5-7).
*    Won the State Sub-junior(U-15) Open championship at Puri (June 7-9).
*    Won the State U-17 Girls` title at Bhubaneswar (July 16-17).
*    Won the State U-19 Girls` title at Bhubaneswar (July 30-31).
YEAR 2007:
*    Secured first position in State Women ‘B’ Chess Championship at Bhubaneswar (May 8-9).
YEAR 2009:
*    Finished runner-up in the 1st State Blitz Chess Championship at Bhubaneswar on May 24.


NATIONAL:
YEAR 2005:

*    Won the title in the XIX National U-11 Boys & Girls Chess Championship at Nagpur, Maharashtra (Sept 24-30).
*    Won the National u-13 girls` title at Kolkata on Dec 2005 to January 2006.
YEAR 2006:
*    Won the National u-13 girls` title at Bhiwani, Haryana in December.
YEAR 2007:
*    Finished runner-up in Women’s National ‘B’ Chess Championship at Hyderabad (May 21-28).

*    Achieved a hat-trick by winning the National u-13 girls` title for the third time in a row at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai Dec 2008 to January 2008.
YEAR 2008:
*    Runner-up in under-20 girls’ section of the Junior National Chess Championship at Tedapalligudem in Andhra Pradesh (Nov 3-11).
YEAR 2009:
*    Became the first Orissa girl to qualify for National `A` by finishing ninth in the National `B` Championship at Kolkata on August 24.
*    Finished runner-up in the 24th National Junior (u-19) Girls Chess Championship at Chennai on Sept 28.
YEAR 2010:
*    Won the title in the 25th Junior (Under-19) Girls National Chess Championship at Puri on October 9.
YEAR 2011:
*     Finished fourth in the 37th Premier National Women Chess Championship at Bhubaneswar in January, 2011.

YEAR 2014:
*     Won her maiden National Women’s Premier chess title with a round to spare in the 48th edition of the championship, which was held at Sangli in Maharashtra from Oct 25 to Nov 5, 2014.
YEAR 2015:
*     Retained title in the National Women Premier Chess Championship, held at Kolkata from Nov 12 to 24, 2015.
YEAR 2016:
*     Led Petroleum Sports Promotion Board to title triumph in the 14th National Team Chess Championship for Women, held at KIIT Law School in Bhubaneswar from Feb 8 to 14, 2016. She also pocketed the individual top-board prize.
*     Achieved a glorious hat-trick by winning the title for the third successive time at the 43rd National Women Premier Chess Championship, held at Punjab Bhawan in New Delhi from Nov 3 to 14, 2016.

INTERNATIONAL:

YEAR 2012:
*     Helped Indian women team win the bronze medal in the Asian Nations Chess Championship at Ja Huang in China on May 26.

*     Secured her third and final IM norm at the Philadelphia International Tournament in the USA on July 4, 2012.
*     Won a gold medal in under-18 girls category of the Commonwealth Chess Championships at Chennai on Dec 1, 2012.

YEAR 2010:
*    Won the girls’ bronze medal in the World Junior (u-20) Chess Championship, held at Chotowa-Czarna, Poland from August 3 to 16.
*    Won the bronze medal in the girls category of the Asian Junior Chess Championship at Chennai on June 23.
*    Secured the WGM norm and the title in the 2nd SCS Open GM Tournament at Bhubaneswar on May 29, 2010.
*     Won a gold medal in u-16 girls category of the Parsvanath Commonwealth Chess Championship at New Delhi on May 18, 2010.

YEAR 2009:
*    Won the gold medal in the girls` category of the Asian Junior (u-20) Championship at Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 7, 2009.
*    Finished eighth in the World Junior Girls Chess Championship at Puerto Madryn in Argentina on Nov 3, 2009.


YEAR 2008:
*    Won gold medal in Asian Youth (U-14 Girls) Chess Championship at Teheran, Iran (July 15 to 22).
*    Won silver medal in under-14 girls’ section of the Nagpur Mayor’s Cup Commonwealth Chess Championship at Nagpur (Sept 28 to Oct 6).
*    Won gold medal in World Youth (U-14 Girls) Chess Championship at Vungtau, Vietnam (October 18 to 30).
YEAR 2007:
*    Finished third in Asian U-16 Chess Championship at Tashkent, Uzbekistan (June 27 to July 8).
*    Certificate of Title Result, 2nd WIM NORM in 12th Open International Tournament at Balaguer, Spain Chess (July 16-25).
*    Won gold medal in Under-14 Girls Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship at New Delhi (December 2 to 10).
*    Finished runner-up in Asian Junior Girls’ Chess Championship at Mumbai December 13 to 21, 2007).
*    Became the youngest and second Woman International Master of Orissa by obtaining her third and final norm in the World Junior (under-20) Girls` Championship at Yerevan in Armenia in October 2007. She, however, finished 28th in the final standings.
YEAR 2006:
*    Retained the Asian Youth (under-12) girls` title at Teheran, Iran in June.
*    Gold Medal in Commonwealth Chess Championship at Mumbai (Nov 19-29).

YEAR 2005:
*    Won the Asian Youth (under-12) girls` title at New Delhi in December.

INTERNATIONAL:
*     Bagged one individual bronze medal each in women rapid and blitz events of the Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship, held at Novotel Hotel in Abu Dhabi from March 28 to April 8, 2016.
*     Secured 2nd position in Chinese Chess Team Tournament, held at Zhongshan, China from 11th to 16th July, 2015.
*     Bagged Gold medal in women category of the Commonwealth Chess Championship, held at Hotel Park Plaza in New Delhi, India from 22nd to 30th June, 2015.
*     Secured the International Master (IM) title and first Grand Master (GM) norm in the Masters category of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, held at Caleta Hotel in Gibralter (England) from January 27 to February 5, 2015.
*     Bagged Gold medal on Board-5 in women section of the 41st Chess Olympiad, held at Tromso, Norway from 1st to 14th August, 2014.
*     Emerged Champion in Chess for Girls, Asia 2014, Rapid Tournament, held at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 1st to 8th July, 2014.
*     Bagged four medals Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship, held at Tabriz, Iran from 20th to 30th May, 2014. Medals included Gold on Board 2 of women team blitz competition, Silver on Board 3 of women team rapid competition, Silver on Board 5 of women team standard competition and Bronze on Board 5 of women standard competition.
*     Won Gold medal in U-18 girls category of the Commonwealth Chess Championship, held at Chennai, India from 22nd Nov to 1st Dec, 2012.
*     Won Gold medal on Board 5 in Blitz event, bronze medal in team event and bronze medal on Board 5 Women Team event of the Women Team Chess Championship, held in Asian Nations Chess Cup, held at Zao Zhuang, China from 14th to 25th May, 2012.
*     Won bronze medal in World Junior Girls Chess Championship, held at Chotowa, Poland from 2nd to 17th Aug, 2010.
*     Won bronze medal in Asian Junior Girls Chess Championship, held at Chennai, India from 15th to 23rd June, 2010.
*     Won gold medal in U-16 girls category of the Commonwealth Chess Championship, held at Delhi, India from 10th to 18th May, 2010.
*     Won gold medal in Asian Junior (U-20) Girls Chess Championship, held at Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1st to 8th July, 2009.
*     Won gold medal in World U-14 Girls Chess Championship held at Vungtau, Vietnam from 18th to 30th Oct, 2008.
*     Won silver medal in U-14 girls category of the Nagpur Mayors Cup Commonwealth Chess Championship, held at Nagpur, India from 28th Sept to 6th Oct, 2008.
*     Won gold medal in Asian U-14 Girls Chess Championship, held at Teheran, Iran from 15th to 22nd July, 2008.
*     Secured silver medal in Asian Junior Girls Chess Championship, held at Mumbai from 13th to 21st Dec, 2007.
*     Won the gold medal in U-14 girls category of the Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship, held at New Delhi, India from 2nd to 10th Dec 2007.
*     Secured bronze medal in Asian Girls U-16 Chess Championship, held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 27th June to 8th July, 2007.
*     Won the gold medal in Commonwealth Chess Championship, held at Mumbai, India from 19th to 29th Nov, 2006.
*     Won the U-12 girls title in Asian Youth Chess Championship, held at Teheran, Iran from 23rd June to 1st July, 2006.
*     Secured bronze medal Women International Rating Tournament, held at Sangli, Maharashtra from 24 th 30th May, 2006.
*     Won the U-12 girls title in the Asian Youth Chess Championship, held at New Delhi from 7th to 15th Dec, 2005.


OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:
*     On Feb 6, 2016, Housing & Urban Development Department of Government of Odisha named her as one of the five Brand Ambassadors of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).
*     She reads Gita everyday and as per Krishna`s instruction tries to take the good and bad equally.
*    Hard work has been the secret of her success. She practices eight to 10 hours a day and six days a week.
*    Padmini’s father, Dr Ashok Rout, took a year’s leave (in August 2009) from his profession as a lecturer in chemistry to give his daughter’s career a fruitful shape.
*     Became a Woman Fide Master (WFM) by virtue of bagging the title in the Asian under-12 championship at New Delhi in December, 2005.
*    Star Consultancy Services signed a three-year contract (2008 to 2011) to bear the cost of her coaching and participation in open international tournaments.
*    With just a month’s effort, she secured 82 per cent marks in her high school board examination in 2009.
*    Padmini is not a good eater and forgets food when engaged in a game.
*    Received special cash award of Rs 2.9 lakhs from the Central Government for her international medal winning performances in 2008.


PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED:
August 12, 2008
PROFILE LAST UPDAED: November 14, 2016


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