Raghunandan Gokhale is an Alumni of PTVA`s Paranjape Vidyalaya, Andheri
At 32, when other chess players of his age were receiving the Arjuna award, Raghunandan Gokhale
received the Dronacharya award for his work with Anupama Gokhale for making her into one of the top
chess players of our country. His natural acumen as a coach has led him to develop a numerous strong
players in the country, most notably Ankit Rajpara and Bhakti Kulkarni. The latter has been in
tremendous form lately winning not only the National Challengers 2017, but also winning the second
spot at the Erfurt Women’s Open in Germany. We interviewed Raghunandan Gokhale to know more
about Bhakti’s victory, his method of work and future plans.