Vishwanathan Anand


Name Anand
Pet Names Baba, Sagara
Nick Names Lightning Kid, vishy-theTiger from Madras
Date of birth 11th December,1969
Born in Chennai
Brought up in Chennai and Manila (Philippines), for a couple of years -the vital stage in his early development in Chess.
Education Graduation in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.
Started Chess at The age of 6
Learned Chess from Mother
Current World Ranking No: 2
Marriage June,1996 (arranged by his parents)
Family Father : Vishwanathan… Retired  General Manager, Southern Railways
Mother : Susheela… housewife
Elder Brother: Shivakumar…  Chief Design Engineer with Crompton Greaves
Elder sister :Anuradha… teaches at Michigan University,USA
Wife:Aruna…Graduate in Public Relations
First Tournament L & T Open,Chennai
First  Junior level national Championship won at Vasco-da Gama, Goa ,1984
First  Senior level National championship 1986(youngest winner)
First International Tournament Lloyds Bank Masters,London (1984)
Biggest achievment World Champion-Year 2000
Long time Achievment “One man Indian Chess revolution”
Awards Padma Vibhushan(2001) and many more…
Favourites Pastime:Card game-Rummy.
Asset His lightning speed of play and intuition
Trade Mark Besides his simplicity its his whacky sharp wit
Habit Anand never loses his cool
Trait ‘Baba does loses his cool when he loses a card game.’
Loves Traveling, Reading & the beach
Pasttime Interests Music, Card games, Books on any subject, Tennis, Swimming, Cycling, Walking, Aerobics
Most Memorable moment Difficult  to single out one.Sometime he meets a fan who is so happy to see him that he has a pleasant feeling the whole day.
Had not been in Chess.. would have loved to be in Fine Arts or Information Technology.
ltimate dream
Describes himself as Fairly easy going.
Other Interesting Facts He follows international politics very closely.
Resides in Collado Mediano , Spain
Address V.Anand
No.4, 2nd Street Customs Colony
Besant Nagar
Chennai – 600 090
Phone +91-44-24916757 (Res)

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