B Varma former President of the Delhi Chess Association (1979-1982) passed away at Ahmedabad, Gujrat on 30 November 2013. Mr Varma died at the ripe age of 84 shortly after he celebrated his birthday on 26 November. Born in 1929 Mr. Varma was an IPS officer of the 1956 Batch. When he became President of DCA on 26 February 1979 he was Inspector General of Police in CRPF. Soon after taking over as President of DCA he organised the National “B” and “A” Chess Championships in 1980-81 in Delhi and the Delhi chess scene became vibrant. His patronage of the game was recognised and in June 1980 he was unanimously co-opted as President of the All India Chess Federation replacing Sikander Bakht, the then Minister in GOI.