Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster and a former World Chess Champion. He became the first grandmaster from India in 1988. He won the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2003 and 2017. In, April 2007, Viswanathan became number 1 in World Chess ranking. Viswanathan was the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991-92. He was the first sportsperson to receive the Padma Vibhushan award in year 2007. He was the only sportsperson to attend the dinner hosted for Barack Obama in India in 2010.