Viswanathan Anand - A Patriot Inside
World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, was Once approached by France to play from their side and was offered 5 lac Dollars for the same. Humble Anand ignored that offer and played for India as usual. Indian Authorities paid him 5 lac Rupees for the same tournament.
This incident was narrated by French Authorities to One of Anand's close friend, who cited it in a Times Now debate on 25th August 2010.
This is An Indian who picked 5 lacs over 2.5 crores since He took Pride in representing India and was humble enough to never utter a word about it.
He is First Player in Chess History to have Won the World Championship in three different formats: Knockout, Tournament, and Match.
In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sportsperson to receive the award in Indian history.
... And He was asked to Prove his Nationality by A bureaucrat .. that he is an Indian.