Dyan Chand was born in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) in 29th August 1905.His Father was Sameshwar Dutt Singh was in the British Indian army. Dhyan Chan had two brothers Mool Singh And Roop Singh. World Knows Dhyan chand as a Magician of hockey.In that time people said that if the ball comes under that stick of Dhyan chand no one in the world can even touch the ball,his dribbling was extra ordinary. Dhayan Chand is most remembered for his goal-scoring feats and for his three consecutive Olympic gold in the years 1928,1932,1936. in his time India leads the world of hockey.Major Dhyan Chand was scored more than 400 goals during his international career which is the landmark in the world of hockey.In 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics, the Indian team was put in the pool A table, with Austria,Denmark and Switzerland,Belgium .On 17 May the Indian team made its Olympic debut against the Austria, and was winning 6-0,and in which Dhyan Chand scoring 3 goals.The next day India defeated Belgium 9-0; however Dhyan Chand only scored once. On 20 May, Denmark lost to India 5-0, with Chand netting 3. Two days later, he scored 4 goals when India defeated Switzerland 6-0 in the semi-finals.And in the finals India beat Netherlands by 3-0,in which major Dhyan chand scored 2.and the Indian team won its country’s first gold in Olympics.And then he never ever look back. It is said that when he was used to practice on railway track and what he do is he keeps the ball on one of the track and keep playing it up to 1 to 2 km without letting it to be fallen.With many glorious win Dhyan Chand also put the gold in Indian hockey’s account in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics too. It is said that he always traveled with Indian national flag with his luggage in a hidden way from the Britishers. Many People said that in Germany when he was there to play hockey,Adolf Hitler called him and offered him to take a citizenship of Germany with high rank in German army and let play for the German side,Simply he refused to left Indian side and not accepted the offer to play against the Indian side.
This shows his love and honor for his motherland India.Government honored him with countries 3rd highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in the year 1956. Even a stadium had already made in his honor with name Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports is Dhyan Chan Award which started in the year 2002 to sporting figures who not only contribute through their performance but also contribute to the sport after their retirement.He scored over 1000 goals in his career between the year 1926 to 1948.”GOAL” is the autobiography of Dhyan Chand. Past couple of year there is the demand from the huge side of sports lovers that he should be declared as Bharat Ratna the highest civilian award of the country and after the declaration of this award to legendary batting star of cricket Sachin Tendulkar beam a matter of allegations to one to other like the common people to the political authority of the country.NOW this discussion is in its peak but apart from that Dhyan Chand is the gem of India undoubtedly.Weather he will declared BHARAT RATNA or not.Public and the country will decide.
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