CM’s Rs 2-crore purse for Anand

Published: 02nd June 2012 12:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 12:25 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday honoured Grand Master Viswanathan Anand with a cash award of Rs 2 crore in appreciation of his winning the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time.

“In order to recognise Viswanathan Anand’s achievement in conquering and retaining the World Chess Championship crown a number of times, CM J Jayalalithaa is pleased to honour him by sanctioning a cash award of `2 crore,” an official release stated. On Friday, the CM greeted Anand and said, “You have won this much-deserved title after intense nerve-racking rapid tie-breaker games and proved your prowess.”

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