lesser known facts Viswanathan Anand
lesser known facts Viswanathan Anand

Indian chess Grandmaster and Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand celebrated his 46th birthday. Anand has not only been the king while playing chess, but has been king outside of chess too. Just recently he showed an example of it by opening the doors of his house for the victims of Chennai floods. We bring you some other lesser known facts, which prove he’s a king in real life too.

1. Reaching the Outer Space:

It might surprise you, but Viswanathan Anand has a planet named after him. 4538 Vishyanand” is a minor planet which is located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. He’s the only Indian sportsperson to have a planet after him and is a part of elite list consisting of people like Roger Federer, Jesse Owens, Arsene Wenger, Anatoly Karpov, Alexander Alekhine and Donald Bradman after whom planets have been named.

Viswanathan Anand Planet

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