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Factfile: Vishwanathan Anand

india Updated: Aug 24, 2010 18:57 IST

Factfile of Indian chess grandmaster Vishwananthan Anand:

Born: December 11, 1969, Tamil Nadu

1988: Grandmaster

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).