Lockdown: India’s star chess player Viswanathan Anand’s wife Aruna and son Akhil are eagerly waiting for his return from Germany but they understand that the government can bring those who ‘need more’ first. Anand had gone to Germany to play Bundesliga chess but before his return, the lockdown came into force due to the corona virus epidemic.
Anand’s wife told that the Indian Embassy is in constant touch with him and he is fine. He is currently near Frankfurt and was doing online commentary for the Candidates tournament which got canceled midway. Aruna said, “We are hoping that he will come back soon. He is fine. The Indian Embassy is in touch with him. First the flights should start and there are people who need more to return home first.
He said, “Son Akhil is missing him. He is doing a lot but we also have to understand that the child is also going through a lot.