A look at Anand's achievements

One of the few non-Soviet players in the sport, Viswanathan Anand has been feted with many international awards.

updated: May 11, 2010 10:31 IST
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A look at Vishwanathan Anand's achievements:

1985 Arjuna Award, Outstanding Indian Sportsman (Chess)

1987 Soviet Land Nehru Award, for appreciation of outstanding services rendered to the cause of peace and friendship

1987 Padma Shri, youngest ever recipient

1987 National Citizens Award, for distinctive contribution in the field of Chess

1988 Shri Rajiv Gandhi Award Outstanding sports person - Presented during the Great Freedom Run to mark the 40th Anniversary of India s Independence

1988 "Kala Praveena" Conferred Doctorate (Honoris Causa) From the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

1991-92 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, first ever recipient

1995 K K Birla Award, person of the year

1997 Chess " Oscar" Best Chess Player of 1997

1998 British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award, award presented for "Vishy Anand - My Best Games of Chess."

1998 Chess " Oscar" Best Chess Player of 1998

1998 Sportstar Millenium Award, from India's premier Sports magazine for being the sportperson of the millenium

2000 Padma Bhushan, for being the first Asian to win the World Championship

2003 Chess " Oscar" Best Chess Player of 2003

2004 Chess " Oscar" Best Chess Player of 2004

2008 Padma Vibhushan from the Government of India, for his World Championship Title and No.1 World Ranking

2008 NDTV Indian Sportsperson Of The Year

2008 Wins the World Championship for the third time