Factfile of Indian chess grandmaster Vishwananthan Anand:
Born: December 11, 1969, Tamil Nadu
2000-2002, 2007-present: World Champion
2007: Padma Vibhushan
April 2007: Becomes World No.1 for the first time
2008: First player in chess history to win the World Championship in three different formats: Knockout, Tournament, and Match
1991-92: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (He was also the first recipient of this award).