PM describes Anand as grandest of Grandmasters

Updated: 13 May 2010 17:05 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday hailed chess wizard Viswanathan Anand for becoming a World champion for the fourth time and described him as "grandest

PM describes Anand as grandest of Grandmasters

New Delhi :

anand5.jpgPrime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday hailed chess wizard Viswanathan Anand for becoming a World champion for the fourth time and described him as "grandest of Grandmasters" .

Anand defeated Veselin Topalov in the decisive 12th game of World Chess Championship to retain his title on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister congratulated Anand for his feat and sent him a congratulatory message.

"The championship in Sofia was played in most difficult circumstances and you proved once again that you remained a grandest of Grandmaster," Singh said in his message.

"You have made the country proud and I join the millions of the admirers of the game of chess in celebrating the magnificent triumph," the Prime Minister added. 

Topics : Chess
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