Viswanathan Anand reunited with his family in Chennai after completing a seven-day institutional quarantine in Bengaluru.
Viswanathan Anand finally returned to India on Saturday after being stuck in Germany for over three months due to the travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
India played out a 2-2 draw against Europe in Online Nations Cup chess tournament in the eighth round, a setback after their first win in the event notched up against the Rest of the World.
Viswanathan Anand's wife is relieved that the Indian embassy is in constant touch with him and he is doing fine.
Organised by the International Chess Federation and Chess.com, the six-team event is touted to be the richest online team tournament with a prize money of USD 180,000.
The online chess charity event raised Rs 8.8 lakh for the waste pickers' community fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Viswanathan Anand reflected on sports amid the worldwide coronavirus lockdown and said chess seems to have coped well so far.
Five leading players Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban, Koneru Humpy and Dharika, alongside Viswanathan Anand had participated in an online chess exhibition and helped raise Rs 4.5 lakh for the PM-CARES Fund.
Viswanathan Anand had gone to Germany to take part in the Bundesliga Chess tournament and was slated to return on March 16.
Viswanathan Anand and Koneru Humpy will lead India's men's and women's teams respectively in the Chess Olympiad to be held in Moscow.
Anand and world champion Magnus Carlsen rang the bell at Eden Gardens on the second day of India's first-ever pink ball Test against Bangladesh in November last year.
Viswanathan Anand was held to an easy draw by Dutch hopeful Jorden Van Foreest in the sixth round of Tata Steel Masters.
Viswanathan Anand remained winless for the fourth round running, while world champion Magnus Carlsen registered his 111th game without losing, surpassing a 15-year-old record.
On the second day of the Kolkata Test, Magnus Carlsen and India's Viswanathan Anand rang the ceremonial bell at Eden Gardens to mark the beginning of the first session.
Viswanathan Anand is in joint third spot with six points along with Ding Liren of China and Anish Giri of Holland, while Magnus Carlsen is on top with 10 points.
Filipino-American Grandmaster Wesley So said Viswanathan Anand was so intelligent that he could have been something great even if he did not become a chess player.
Viswanathan Anand, who finished a disappointing tied third in the Sinquefield Cup last month, needs 13 points from the remaining two legs in Bucharest and Kolkata.