Meet Chennai’s Unsung Hero: A World Carrom Champion | The Quint

Introducing you to Chennai’s unsung hero, Maria Irudhayam, a two-time international champion and a nine-time national champion. In 1996, he became the first carrom player to receive the Arjuna award. Today Maria runs an institute where world rank players come for training. He also teaches kids from neighbourhoods in Chennai the tricks of the trade.