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Five time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand honoured with the prestigious Hridaynath Award

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    He became India's first grandmaster in 1988. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002

    Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao presented the award to the 46-year-old grandmaster

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    Became the undisputed world champion in 2007.

    "I'd like to thank Hridayesh Arts; this is a great honour for me. I won my first national title here (in Mumbai) back in 1986: said Vishwanathan Anand

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    The guests of honour for the ceremony will be Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar,

    "Anand is the greatest chess player India has produced till date. His greatness lies in the fact that he has inspired and encouraged many upcoming players in India and the world," Rao said.

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    The previous recipients of the award include eminent personalities like Lata Mangeshkar, Babasaheb Purandare, Asha Bhosle, Amitabh ...

    Born on December 11, 1969, Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster and a former world champion.

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    Khan remembered a chess match with Anand and said that was the only time he had enjoyed "losing" to anybody.

    The guest of honour for the ceremony was Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar while Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, too, attended the event

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    The first time I become world champion, there was a reception in the Governors mansion to honour me And that was one of the best memories ...

    Other sports personalities like D Prasad, Praveen Thipsey along with his wife Bhagyashree, Padmashree Anupama Gokhale, Raghunandan Gokhale, Dhanraj Pullay, Devendra Joshi, Kamesh Mehta and Parnali Dharia were also felicitated during the ceremony.

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    At a time when we really need icons who believe in work and dedication, he is the one who stands out," Khan said.

    "I am one of his biggest fans... He is such an inspiration to young people across the country. At a time when we really need icons who believe in work and dedication, he is the one who stands out," Khan said.

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    Vishwanathan Anand conferred with Hridaynath Award

    Vishwanathan Anand conferred with Hridaynath Award

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    Actor Aamir Khan and Indian shooter Anjali Bhawat during Hridaynath Award 2016, in Mumbai

    Actor Aamir Khan and Indian shooter Anjali Bhawat during Hridaynath Award 2016, in Mumbai

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