Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand is supposed to have wondered what kind of welcome he would get on his return to India when he won the World Chess Championship at Mexico last month.. He was reacting to the tumultuous reception given to the Indian cricket team at Mumbai after their Twenty 20 Championship victory.

The 37 year old Anand was crowned the World Chess Champion for the second time. The Indian whiz, who is one of only four men to have gone past the 2,800-Elo ratings barrier, won a prize of USD 390,000.

He received a very warm welcome on arriving at Delhi a few days ago. This was followed by another on reaching his home town, Chennai today.

Welcome home, Anand. India is proud of you.

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