Dhyan Chand, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dhyan Chand

Indian field hockey player

Date of Birth: 29-Aug-1905

Place of Birth: Patiala, Punjab, India

Date of Death: 03-Dec-1979

Profession: field hockey player, autobiographer

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Dhyan Chand

  • Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905 – 3 December 1979) was an Indian hockey player and one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the sport.
  • He was known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals, in 1928, 1932 and 1936, during an era where India dominated field hockey.
  • His influence extended beyond these victories, as India won the field hockey event in seven out of eight Olympics from 1928 to 1964.
  • It is believed that after India defeated Germany in the 1936 Olympics final 8-1, Adolf Hitler offered him a senior post in the German Army, to which Chand refused.Known as The Wizard or The Magician of hockey for his superb ball control, Chand played internationally from 1926 to 1949; he scored 570 goals in 185 matches according to his autobiography, Goal.
  • The Government of India awarded Chand India's third highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956.
  • His birthday, 29 August, is celebrated as National Sports Day in India every year.

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