The very well known World Champion Viswanathan Anand has managed to retain his title. Anand, born on December 11, 1969 in Chennai, is the son of
Vishwanathan, who is now a retired general manager, Southern Railways.
His friends call him ‘Vishy’ and he learnt to play chess from his mother Susheela at the tender age of six, and since then he had developed great love for
the game. His mother had been a great source of inspiration for him.