Current broadsheet reports
of India: Viswanathan Anand blessed with baby boy
CHENNAI April 14: World chess champion Viswanathan Anand has become a father
after 14 years. Aruna Anand gave birth to a baby boy last Saturday at Apollo
hospital at 6.35 am, much to the surprise of the chess world as the news
was not known to many except a few close relatives of the chess ace.
Sports: Viswanathan Anand becomes a father
New Delhi April 13: Viswanathan Anand, the World Chess Champion, has decided
to stay away from his game of glory for a month as he became a proud father
of a boy on Saturday. Anand told a national daily that he has no idea what
this will mean for his schedule since wife Aruna has been like his full
time manager for the last 15 years that they have been married. "I'll
have to learn a few new things pretty fast. I will enjoy doing all the baby
things and being around Aruna and Akhil. We are a bit tired, partly because
we have been so excited, but there is no joy that can match that of becoming
parents. We have waited for this moment," Anand said.
Express: On ‘top of the world’ again, Viswanathan Anand is a
New Delhi, April 13: It's going to be a rare April for world champion
Viswanathan Anand as he has decided to stay away from chess for the rest
of the month. The change of priority came at 6.35 am on Saturday, when wife
Aruna delivered a boy. And to make it a family of ‘As’, the
first-time parents have decided to call him Akhil. “We haven’t
told many people about Akhil’s arrival. We are on top of the world,”
Aruna told The Indian Express today.
Photo Gallery Vishy and Aruna
We've known Vishy like forever. In 1996 he married Aruna in a ceremony that
lasted three days and saw thousands of guests in Chennai, India. We were present.
pictorial of Anand and Aruna's wedding
Aruna, Anand, grandparents Viswanathan, Susheela in an CNN-IBN
Aruna and Vishy Anand in Madrid (June 2002)
In 2008 Europe Echecs featured the couple on their Bollywood
and Anand interviewed on Indiaecho/NDTV
Aruna at an chess event in 2008
... and in the ChessBase office in Hamburg, where her husband was recording
"You have to keep taking pictures, right? It's part of the deal?"
In 2009 Aruna with a new hairstyle
39th birthday the couple distributes cake to friends and visitors
Anand and Aruna in Morelia 2008
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