TN govt rewards Anand

Updated: 09 October 2007 06:47 IST

Viswanathan Anand certainly can't complain about the Tamil Nadu state government.

TN govt rewards Anand
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Tamil Nadu:

Viswanathan Anand certainly can't complain about the Tamil Nadu state government. They gave Rs five lakh to Dinesh Karthik but they have given five times that amount to the world chess champion.

Of course that Rs 25 lakh is well deserved, given that Anand won the world title for the second time, while Karthik was just one member of the 20-20 world cup winning squad.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi who announced the reward, also announced a total of just under Re one crore for 28 other sportspeople from the state.

So a rather fair govenrmnet in terms of treating other sports people at par with or higher than cricketers.

Topics : Chess
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