Viswanathan Anand to get Rs 10 lakh for world title

Jun 01, 2012, 09:45 IST | IANS

Anand beat Israel's Boris Gelfand in Moscow on Wednesday.

Yesterday, sports minister Ajay Maken said: “ We have a cash award for any sportsperson who wins in Asian Championships, Worlds, Olympics or any other major event. So, on the basis of that we have decided to give Rs 10 lakh as a cash award to Anand. It is a standard policy followed by the ministry.”

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