Godfather of Sudoku Maki Kaji Died: Maki Kaji, known as the father of the Japanese game Sudoku, has died at the age of 69. Sudoku, a math puzzle game created by him, is played by millions of people every day. You will be surprised to know that Maki Kazi was a university dropout who entrapped the whole world in his own food game.
Godfather of Sudoku Maki Kaji Died
He used to work in a printing company in Japan. He later started his own Paheli magazine. There is also an exciting story behind Maki Kaji naming his game Sudoku. Sudoku is Japanese means – every number must be single. He made it in the mid-80s.
Known as the ‘Godfather of Sudoku’, Kazi designed this puzzle easy for kids and others who didn’t want to overthink. His name is derived from the Japanese characters of numerals. In this, players fill in the numbers from one to nine in rows, columns and blocks without repeating.
Ironically, Sudoku came into the global limelight in 2004, when a New Zealand fan came forward and published it in the British newspaper ‘The Times. Kazi was the chief executive of his puzzle company Nikolai Company until July. He died here on 10 August in Mitaka. He had stomach cancer.
According to Nicoli, Maki had travelled to more than 30 countries and promoted his puzzle. Over the years, 200 million people from 100 countries have participated in the Sudoku Championship.