Originally Posted by Sanz
Anand is my favorite Indian sportsperson of all time. What he has done for chess in India (Directly or Indirectly) is simple amazing. His Achievements, IMO, are highest and most decorated among Indian sports fraternity. And yes, Chess is a sport.
and it's just a bonus that he is an absolute nice guy, not like some of those other arrogant pricks at the top of the chess world...