Vasanti Khadilkar

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Vasanti Khadilkar Unni
Born (1961-04-01) 1 April 1961 (age 61)
TitleWoman International Master
FIDE rating2120 [inactive]
Peak rating2135 (January 1990)[1][2]

Vasanti Khadilkar Unni (Marathi: वासंती खाडिलकर उन्नी; born 1 April 1961) is an Indian chess player holding the title of Woman International Master (WIM). She won in 1974 the inaugural Indian Women's Championship.[3]

The Khaldikar sisters at Valletta, Chess Olympiad 1980

The three Khadilkar sisters, Jayshree, Vasanti, and Rohini, dominated the Indian women's chess championships, winning all the titles in its first decade.[3]

In 1984 Vasanti jointly won the British Ladies' Championship with Bhagyashree Sathe in Brighton.[4][5]


  1. ^ Khadilkar, Vasanthi FIDE rating history, 1979-1984 at
  2. ^ Unni, Vasanti FIDE rating history, 1985-2001 at
  3. ^ a b Menon, Ajay (3 June 2012). "Anand's win fires former chess whiz from Girgaon". Hindustan Times. Mumbai. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Barua Finishes Third". ChessMate. October 1991. Archived from the original on 24 November 2004. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  5. ^ "British Champions 1904 – present". BritBase. Retrieved 7 April 2016.

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