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B-town celebs salute Vishwanathan Anand


Yesterday was a proud moment for Indians world over as Indian Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand won the World Championship title for the fifth time by beating Boris Gelfand in a tense tie-breaker in Moscow. This effectively means V. Anand will retain the World Champion's crown till 2014 when the next World Championship tournament will be held.


Bollywood celebs too gave their congratulatory messages for V.Anand via Twitter. Here's what some of them tweeted:


Amitabh Bachchan: "-Vishwanathan Anand chess Champion of the World for the 5th time !! Incredible! Many congratulations and many more victories !!"


Dia Mirza: "Vishwanathan Anand 5th time world champion!!! Proud :) #salute #indianicon #chess"


Madhur Bhandarkar: "Congrats to Vishwanathan Anand. You made us proud as always."


Anupam Kher: "In an otherwise depressing state of the country, Vishwanathan Anand's victory brings a smile and a sense of pride for being an INDIAN.:)"


Sangeeth Sivan: "heartiest congragulations V. Anand .. quietly bcoms a world champion fr d fifth time!!! salute .. u make us so proud ... take a bow"


Sophie Choudry: "Massive congrats to Vishwanathan Anand on winning the "Battle of Armageddon" & thus his 5th World Chess Championship Title. #Respect"


Shirish Kunder: "Congratulations Vishwanathan Anand on your 5th World Chess Championship. Ok now I'll make a move."


Yesterday was a proud moment for Indians world over as Indian Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand won the World Championship title for the fifth time by beating Boris Gelfand in a tense tie-breaker in Moscow. This effectively means V. Anand will retain the World Champion's crown till 2014 when the next World Championship tournament will be held.


Bollywood celebs too gave their congratulatory messages for V.Anand via Twitter. Here's what some of them tweeted:


Amitabh Bachchan: "-Vishwanathan Anand chess Champion of the World for the 5th time !! Incredible! Many congratulations and many more victories !!"


Dia Mirza: "Vishwanathan Anand 5th time world champion!!! Proud :) #salute #indianicon #chess"


Madhur Bhandarkar: "Congrats to Vishwanathan Anand. You made us proud as always."


Anupam Kher: "In an otherwise depressing state of the country, Vishwanathan Anand's victory brings a smile and a sense of pride for being an INDIAN.:)"


Sangeeth Sivan: "heartiest congragulations V. Anand .. quietly bcoms a world champion fr d fifth time!!! salute .. u make us so proud ... take a bow"


Sophie Choudry: "Massive congrats to Vishwanathan Anand on winning the "Battle of Armageddon" & thus his 5th World Chess Championship Title. #Respect"


Shirish Kunder: "Congratulations Vishwanathan Anand on your 5th World Chess Championship. Ok now I'll make a move."

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