Jaya announces Rs 2 cr reward for Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand
Chennai, June 1: Tamil Nadu government announced Rs 2 crore reward for Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Championship crown for a fifth time.

In recognition of his achievement in retaining the World Chess Championship crown, "Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is pleased to honour him by sanctioning a cash reward of Rs 2 crore," a state government release said.

Anand defeated challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in a tense rapid chess tie-breaker to win the World Championship crown for the fourth time in a row in Moscow on May 30. Jayalalithaa had yesterday hailed Anand's feat, saying he had brought laurels both to Tamil Nadu, his home state, and India.


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