She became pioneer woman to compete within the Indian men’s Chess Championship in 1976. Her involvement during a male competition caused the world Chess Federation president, Max Euwe, to rule that ladies can’t be barred from championships.
She won the Zonal Championships twice, in dubai and Malaysia and have become World No.8 player. She was conjointly pioneer Asian player to beat a chess computer, in London in 1989. This was ace Chess Champion, Rohini Khadilkar.
In 1977, Rohini won the Chhatrapati Award for outstanding performance in chess. later, she has been awarded India’s highest honour in sports, the Arjuna award. She has additionally been declared maharashtra Kanya for her chess exploits.
Rohini has traveled abroad to represent India on 56 occasions, visiting varied countries. On every occasion, she was sponsored by the government of India as a Chess Ambassador. Her visits enclosed journeys to the then-Communist countries of Poland, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, that were inspired by Indira Gandhi, the prime minister at that point.
In 1993, Rohini retired from chess and registered as a student at the Printing Technology Institute. She came 1st in her cohort, earning a gold medal, and was given Printing certificate by Agfa-Gevaert.
Rohini became the first feminine editor of an evening newspaper in Maharashtra. She is that the assistant editor of Navakal and has been editor of Sandhyakal since 16 December 1998.
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