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Sorry Anand, you are an Indian: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi: A move to confer honorary doctorate for Chess icon Vishwanathan Anand was at the centre of a raging storm after the HRD ministry reportedly raised questions over his Indian nationality but Minister Kapil Sibal stepped in to apologise to him.

The HRD Minister, who called Anand over telephone in Hyderabad, said there was no question of his Ministry raising queries being raised over Anand’s citizenship and that he has persuaded him to accept the doctorate.

But the chess wizard politely turned it down for the present saying he would accept it on a later date because of his travel schedule and prior commitments now.

Anand was to have been conferred the honorary doctorate along with Prof.

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