Flipkart Daily Trivia Quiz (February 7, 2021): Who is the first sportsperson to win the Padma Vibhushan?
A. Viswanathan Anand
B. Dhanraj Pillay
C. M S Dhoni
D. Edmund Hillary
The correct answer is Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster, who is also a former world chess champion. Anand became the first grandmaster from India in 1988. He is a five-time world chess champion. Anand was the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. He was awarded the Padma Vibhishan, country's second-highest civilian award in 2007.
Anand was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 1969. He married Aruna in 1996 and has a son, born on 9 April 2011, named in the traditional patronymic way Anand Akhil.