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biography of viswanathan anand

profile004 vishy anand 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
   
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 Arjuna Award (1985)
Padmashri(1987,youngest ever recipient)
National citizens Award(1987)
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna(1991-92,first ever recipient)
Chess Oscar(1997-98)
Padma Bhushan(1998)
Padma Vibhushan(2001) and many more…
Favourites Food: Thai (all time favourite…Sambar rice, Rasam and egg curry)
Film: Freaks out on comedy. Also likes action
Music: Abba, Queen, U2, Petshop Boys and also rock
Actor & Actress:Hasn’t watched an Indian movie for ages.Likes Sharon Stone.
Holiday spot: Paris, Spain in general Holland. Jaipur…and enjoysSingapore too.
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.
Ultimate dream Has been fulfilled when he became the World Champion.
Describes himself as Fairly easy going.
Other Interesting Facts vishy is 11 years younger than his sister and 13 years younger than his brother.He’s known to eat portions the size of new-born elephants.

 

He plays tournaments eight months in the year.

Endorsed as NIIT’s brand ambassador.

He keeps track of what our tennis champions (Paes and Bhupathi) are up to.

He follows international politics very closely.

Resides in Collado Mediano , Spain
Address V.Anand
“Garga”
No.4, 2nd Street Customs Colony
Besant Nagar
Chennai – 600 090
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Vishy Anand Vishwanathan Anand

Comments


  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    j-pax thanx for information dear. . .  :) 

  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    thanx vikas :) 

  • 21 months ago

    j-pax

    it was in the Dutch news today: Anand and magnus carlsens will both play in wijk aan zee (tata steel) tournament... i realy hope the worldchampion will be in good shape and win the tournament !!! :)

  • 21 months ago

    Vicky_b

    Nicely detailed. Thanx Friend!

  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    ^_^ its is mah 2nd blog :) n i em gettin responses n i em loving it :)

  • 21 months ago

    Heart30

    u r welcome :-) and thank also for sharing this

  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    thanx heart ♥

  • 21 months ago

    Heart30

    nice !! :-)

  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    thank yew bat girl tell u frnds too abt dis ^_^

  • 21 months ago

    batgirl

    Nice summary.

  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    thank yew dear :)

  • 21 months ago

    Ruthwik11

    Good compilattion

  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    yeah thank yew too for complementing mah work ^-^ :)

  • 21 months ago

    j-pax

    for the work you put in to this... i liked to read it

  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    thanx for wat j-pax. . .???

  • 21 months ago

    U_cAnt_affOrd_mE

    thank yew guys Smile

  • 21 months ago

    j-pax

    thanks nishant :)

  • 21 months ago

    rishikeshwaran

    good nishant

  • 21 months ago

    LINKIN_PARK

    nice

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