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Viswanathan Anand

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Birthday
11, 1969
Birthplace
Mayiladuthurai, India
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1969 (age 49)
Birthplace
Mayiladuthurai, India

About

Indian Chess Grandmaster who notably won five World Chess Championships between 2000 and 2012.

Before Fame

He started playing chess at age 6, after being taught by his mother.

Trivia

He has won many of India's highest civilian and sports honors, including the Padma Vibhushan and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Family Life

He has two older siblings, his sister, Anuradha, and a brother, Shivakumar. He married Aruna Anand in 1996. He and Aruna have a son named Akhil.

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He attended a presidential dinner hosted by Manmohan Singh in 2010.