Rajesh Oza

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I have clinched the National `A` championship thrice (Blind Teacher, teaching the sighted)
Pioneer in:
First totally blind player in the 20-year history of the blind chess to win the National `A` title
First blind player in India to attend FIDE international rating
First blind player to win the national blind title in 2002
Represented India Country in the:
10th chess individual World championship for the blind and visually impaired, Istanbul, Turkey, 2002
12th Chess Olympiad for the blind (Team Championship) as captain, Tarragaon, Spain (4th Nov to 14th Nov 2004)
Selected for Individual World Chess Championship, Goa, 2006 & Serbia(Belgrade), 2011
Also in the 13th Olympaid for the blind and visually impaired (Team championship) as captain, Rette,Greece (18th Oct to 29th Oct 2008)

Awarded with Chirag Award in Sports category.
Other Feathers:
Scored the highest-ever by an Indian in the Istanbul world individual championship.
Only blind player in India to beat a Super Grand Master Pandela Harikrishna in 2003 (Simultaneous Exhibition)
Selected for Central Maharashtra Selection Tournament thrice for state

Proud Students
Shobha Lokhande, first Blind Woman Rated Player in India, National Champion in 2004,Represented India in Greece and Spain. (1560 in 2008)
Gaurav Khetre, totally blind and deaf, Rated Player (1541 in 2009)
Sabir Memon (Rated 998 in 2008)
Sahil khose, 2014 district champion under-7, selected for nationals in 2014.
Krrisha Nahar, Under 9 Girls, District Champion, selected for State 2013.
Niyati Bafna, Under 13 Girls, Selected for state.

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