Former World under-10 and National under-13 girls chess champion Nutakki Priyanka was granted Rs. 2 lakh by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and the cheque was handed over the player on his behalf by Central MLA Bonda Uma Maheswara Rao here on Saturday.
Ms. Priyanka, as a pass time, started learning chess during summer vacations after her second class exams. She learned the nuances quickly to win district-level honours. However she honed skills in a methodical manner after joining Mustabada academy.