Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award Will Be Honored to Viswanathan Anand [ Current Affairs ]

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Viswanathan Anand Five-time world chess champion (46) will be honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award. Maharashtra State Governor C Vidyasagar Rao will honor him with the award at an event to be held in Mumbai on April 12, 2016.

About Viswanathan Anand:

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Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award will be honored to Viswanathan Anand

  • He was born on December 11, 1969.
  • He is an Indian chess grandmaster and a former world champion.
  • In 1988 he became first grandmaster of India.
  • He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002 and became the undisputed world champion in 2007.
  • Awards and honors:
  • Arjun Award 1985
  • Padma Shri in 1987
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Rant in 1991
  • Padma Bhushan in 2000
  • Padma Vibhushan in 2007

About Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award:

  • It was founded in 2011 by Mumbai- based socio-cultural organization Hridayesh Art in the honour of music composer and singer Hridaynath Mangeskar.
  • The award is honored to successful individuals across the country from various walks of life.
  • It carries monetary award of Rs. 2 lakh and a memento.
  • Hridaynath is the son of renowned musician Deenanath Mangeshkar and is younger brother of Indian music legends Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
  • The previous recipients of the award are:
  • Lata Mangeshkar
  • Asha Bhosle
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Hariprasad Chaurasia
  • A R Rahman

- Published on: April 6, 2016