Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati,
Six-Player Variant Of Chess
Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati is an Indian student who, at the age of 9 and with his father’s assistance, invented a six-player variant of chess. He earned a patent for his invention in 2012, making him the youngest patent-holder in India at that time.
For his invention, Bhati received the CavinKare Ability Special Recognition Award and the Sri Balaji Society’s Child Innovator Award. He has since designed and received patents for twelve- and sixty-player versions of his game, with his boards capable of 100 distinct variations altogether. Besides circular chess, Bhati has developed a ramp system enabling easy access to vehicles for the disabled. In 2014 he was presented a Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Award by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.