Chennai floods: Vishwanathan Anand helps flood victims
Chennai, Dec 8: While he has wowed us with his moves on the chess board, the latest incident shows that he is a complete gentleman and a humble human being.
Vishwanathan Anand , who is currently competing against Magnus Carlsen in the London Chess Classic, recently opened the doors of his home to the Chennai flood victims and housed over 20 people in his home in Chennai.
According to a report in TOI, Anand's wife Aruna said: "Since it was difficult to leave my toddler and elderly father-in-law and at home and venture out to offer relief and assistance, we chose to open our doors to those affected. Following the first floods, we had close to 20 people, including two pregnant women, from the neighbouring slums staying over at our place."
Aruna added that their domestic help who lost her home to the floods, too stayed with her extended family. Food was being cooked in large amounts for all those at home as well as handed over to volunteers for distribution, she said.
Meanwhile, Chennai has not received any rains from the past two days, even though the Met department has predicted heavy rainfall in the region.