Honorary Doctorate for Anand

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Chennai, Nov 12(UNI) There is a new honour in waiting for India's chess wizard, Super Grand Master Viswanathan Anand.

The private Sathyabama University, a Christian Minority institution here will honour the reigning world champion who had won the world title for a second time on September 29 this year in Mexico, by confering an Honorary Doctorate on him tomorrow.

The University, which has in the past honoured achievers like well known actor Kamal Hassan, another Tamil film superstar Vijay and Director Shankar in similar fashion, is holding a special convocation to confer the Doctorare to Anand, in recognition of his unparalelled achievements in chess, its Vice Chancellor announced.

The varsity will also confer the Doctorate to Prof Vijay K Varadan, 21st century endowed Chair in Nano, Biotechnologies&Medicine, and a distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas, USA.

Distinguished scientist and Chief Controller (R&D) DRDO, Dr A Sivathanu Pillai will deliver the convocation address.


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