Vishwanathan Anand has got a planet named after him.

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A small planet (4538)  which is located between the solar orbit of Mars and Jupiter in our solar system  is named after  The great chess player  Viswanathan Anand.  The name given to it is :  4538 Vishyanand.     It was discovered by Kenzo  Suzuki  of Toyota, Japan on the 10th of october, 1988.

This planet was only numbered and not named for 10 years.  The naming is done by Minor Planet Center staff.   His name was chosen as he is a very good gentleman and astronomy enthusiast too.

Already some small planets in our solar system are named after  Roger Federer , Jesse Owens, and  Donald Bradman..

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