Anand, Viswanathan

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Anand, Viswanathan Gender: M
born on 11 December 1969 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Mayiladuthurai, India, 11n06, 79e39
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Seth
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°58' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°52 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 10°52'

Viswanathan Anand (2009)
photo: Stefan64, license gfdl


Indian chess Grandmaster and a former World Chess Champion. Viswanathan Anand became India's first grandmaster in 1988. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002. He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. He then defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov and in the World Chess Championship 2012 against Boris Gelfand.

In April 2006 Anand became the fourth player in history to pass the 2800 Elo mark on the FIDE rating list, after Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov. He occupied the number one position for 21 months, the 6th longest on record.

He was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honour. In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sports person to receive the award.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 2007 (World Chess Champion)

Source Notes

Ashish Seth by email, "The birth details shared by his father on phone to me."


  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Chess grandmaster)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Padma Vibhushan)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (World Chess Champion)