The Indian Embassy is in contact with Viswanathan Anand, hoping that he will return from Germany soon: Aruna
CHENNAI: wife Aruna and son Akhil are anxiously waiting for a stranded Viswanathan Anand return from Germany but at the same time they understand that the government could first bring back the people with the greatest needs.
The Chennai ace was in Germany to play in the Bundesliga chess and before he could return, travel restrictions came in the wake of the pandemic.
However, the wife of the chess legend is relieved that the Indian embassy is in constant contact with him and that he is well.
He is currently staying close to Frankfurt and has been making, among other things, online commentary for the Candidates tournament that was suspended midway due to the pandemic.
We hope you will come back soon. He's doing fine. It is an organized operation. The (Indian) embassy is in contact. There must be flights first and there are many people with greater needs that need to be brought first, Aruna Anand he told PTI on Thursday.
Though son Akhil stays in touch with Anand via video calls, she says there is nothing like having him around.
Not having his father around at the moment cannot be compensated ... He is doing many things, but we must be aware that the child is also going through many things, he added.
India has started rescue operations over the past few weeks for stranded citizens in different parts of the world and with another rescue mission gradually planned starting today, the former world champion, who is currently playing in the Nations Cup online would expect get Back to your homeland.