August 29, 2020
Legend Dhyan Chand Singh is the only name that is unforgettable when we talk about hockey. This legend has earned a name and fame with his extraordinary goal-scoring feats in Indian Hockey Team. The player was born on August 29, 1905.
Achievements & Awards
- He had Scored over 400 Goals in 22 Years in the duration of 1928 to 1936.
- He earned 3 Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932, and 1936 for his contribution towards India Hockey.
- He was also known as “The Wizard of the Hockey”
Dhyan Chand Award is a lifetime achievement in sports and games in India.
- The Government of India also honored him with Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honor in 1956.
- Additionally, the Government of India also celebrates his birthday as National Sports day on 29th August.
Here are some known facts of the Legend Hockey Player.
- This great legend was born in Allahabad, He was the elder brother of well known Roop Singh. His family had also played hockey for the British Indian Army.
- He was graduated from Victoria College in Gwalior in 1932.
- In his childhood days, He was not that not fond of sports, but he had an interest in Wrestling.
- Dhyan Chand Singh’s fellow players used to call him “Chand” since they noticed him practicing during the night after his duty hours.
- This player’s most rememberable year was 1928 when he had played as a leading goal scorer and scored 14 goals in Amsterdam Olympics.
- Beighton Cup final 1933 between Calcutta Customs and Jhansi Heroes was legend’s favorite Hockey match memory
- Dhyan Chand Singh once was offered German citizenship by then German dictator Adolf Hitler. However, he denied the offer.