Clockin' in 50 with a bang: Chess king Viswanathan Anand celebrates his special day with family
Chess wizard Anand turned 50 today.
The Chennai-born chess ace is celebrating the day with his family.
He had posted a picture of himself and his son Akhil on Twitter and wrote: "Partners in crime! Yes there's cake tomorrow!"
Partners in crime! Yes there’s cake tomorrow! https://t.co/fWDos0T0iU— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) 1575978616000
A book "Mind Master", penned by Anand along with sports writer Susan Ninan is being released to coincide with his birthday.
Anand, India's torchbearer in chess and the country's first-ever Grand Master, has inspired a legion of players including the city-based R Praggnanandhaa.
Anand won the World Chess Championship for the first time in 2000. He won the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2003 and 2017.