Jayalalithaa Greets Anand

Chennai, May 31 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday greeted Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Title for the fifth time.

In a letter to Anand, Jayalalithaa said: "I am glad to learn that you have won the World Chess Title for the fifth time and fourth time consecutively.

"You have won this much deserved title after intense nerve racking rapid tie-breaker games and proved your prowess in rapid and blitz chess.

"You have brought laurels both to Tamil Nadu and India. I congratulate you on this magnificent victory. May you continue to retain this title for many more years," she added.

Anand retained the title Wednesday with a 2.5-1.5 victory over Israel's Boris Gelfand.


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