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Pankaj Advani
Viswanathan Anand
Mahesh Bhupathi
Baichung Bhutia
Abhinav Bindra
Rahul Dravid
Anil Kumble
Sania Mirza
Saina Nehwal
Leander Paes
Viren Rasquinha
Virender Sehwag
Geet Sethi
Sachin Tendulkar
Vijay Amritraj
Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar
Prakash Padukone
Tiger Pataudi
Ajit Pal Singh
Roger Federer (courtesy Globosport)
Diego Forlan (courtesy Mahua TV)
Ricky Ponting (courtesy Dhiraj Malhotra)
Maria Sharapova (courtesy Akshay Kulkarni)
Shane Warne (courtesy Rahul Bose)

As a child I thought becoming World Champion would be a very cool thing. In Bonn when I won the World Championship for the third time I had a feeling of complete satisfaction. I had won the title now in every possible format. I was one of the sport’s legends. Now even the sternest critics would have to really think of what to say about me! I am very happy this medal will be used to foster equality. We win medals but here we are winning hearts and smiles. I wish the Foundation and Rahul Bose all the very best.

When Viswanathan Anand gifted his World Championship (Match) medal to Equation, he immediately raised the bar for all other sportspersons pledging memorabilia. But there is another very special significance to this piece. By retaining his undisputed world champion status with this emphatic victory over Vladimir Kramnik he became the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in all three formats – Knockout, Tournament and Match. Little wonder he was India’s first ever sportsperson along with Sachin Tendulkar to be awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2007.