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Viswanathan Anand, Indian Chess Grandmaster

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Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand, Indian Chess Grandmaster

An Indian chess grandmaster and a former world chess champion, he was the first grandmaster from India in 1988, and is one of the few players to have surpassed an Elo rating of 2800, a feat he first achieved in 2006. Anand is a five-time world chess champion. Anand has received many national and international awards.

Indian national honours Arjuna Award for Outstanding Indian sports person in Chess in 1985.

Padma Shri – Fourth highest civilian award awarded by Government of India in 1987.

The inaugural Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honour in the years 1991–1992.

Padma Bhushan – Third highest civilian award awarded by Government of India in 2000.

Padma Vibhushan – Second highest civilian award awarded by Government of India in 2007.

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