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other Updated: Oct 01, 2007 02:39 IST

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We are very proud of Anand. He has done the nation proud. The past few months have been good for Indian sport. —Dilip Tirkey, hockey player

I am really happy Anand has proved his class. I have been following his exploits. He is a great ambassador of chess the world over. —Pankaj Advani, cueist

It's a wonderful achievement. Winning a world title is not easy in any sport. All credit to him that people are taking to chess in India. —Rohan Bopanna, tennis player

I think this is a great thing for Indian sport. I do not understand the intricacies of chess, but yes, I have followed him very keenly. —Manavjit Singh Sandhu, shooter

It’s a fantastic achievement from a great sporting icon. His consistency and performances over all these years have been inspiring. —Rahul Dravid, cricketer

Winning the world title is the best thing that can happen to anyone and it shows your class. Anand is a legend as his career proves. —Jeev Milkha Singh, golfer

It is always great to see Indian sportspersons perform. We are racing towards becoming world champions in several sports. —Narain Karthikeyan, racer

Great news for Indian sport. Anand has consistently done well and. I only hope this performance spurs more Indians to take to chess. —Bhaichung Bhutia, footballer

I am happy for him. This is going to inspire many, including me. One billion people back home wanted him to win and he proved himself. —Tania Sachdev, chess player