Anand is looking forward to participating in the Grand Chess Tour and the No-castling World Masters.
Pattern Sports and Arts Society, Karanthur, Kozhikode, won the Manorama Sports Club 2019 honour.
The three final contenders based on the result of the first phase of the SMS and online voting are Nihal Sarin (chess), Chitharesh Natesan (bodybuilding), and Anish P Rajan (disability cricket).
Chitharesh created history when he became the first Indian to win a Mr. Universe (Pro) title.
Nihal became the world's third youngest player to cross 2,600 Elo points on FIDE's rating list, accomplishing this feat at the age of 14.
The three final contenders based on the result of the first phase of SMS and online voting are: Nihal Sarin (chess), Chitharesh Natesan (bodybuilding), and Anish P Rajan (disability cricket).
The 16-year-old from Thrissur had a stunning 2020, winning four tournaments in the space of three months.
The sportsperson with the maximum number of votes will receive the Manorama Sports Star 2019 award and a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh.
The 16-year-old beat Armenia’s Shant Sargsyan 1-5-0.5 in the final of the U-18 category.
India were initially declared to have lost the final round but they lodged an appeal saying their players lost internet connection due to a server failure. The decision was then reversed.