Do You Know About Major Dhyan Chand ???? : Do You Know About Major Dhyan Chand ???? He is the wizard Hockey legend : He is the wizard Hockey legend Biography : Biography Question Answer FULL NAME : Major Dhyan Chand Singh BIRTH DAY : 29 of August 1905 HIGHT : 5ft & 2in DIED : 3 rd of december 1979 Birth place : ALLAHABAD Past life of dhyan chand: Past life of dhyan chand Dhyan chand was born in allahabad. His father Sameshwar Dutt Singh was in army as Subedar and played the game of Hockey. he had 2 brothers named Mool Singh and Roop Singh. Dhyan could not resume his studies after 6thstandard as his family used to move from one place to another. Dhyan was not much interested into sports initially. He started playing Hockey with his friends who used to themselves make Hockey sticks from tree branches and balls from ragged clothes . Early domestic career: Early domestic career In the year 1922. Dhyan joined the Punjab Regiment as a Sepoy . He aged just 16years when he joined army. Major Bhole Tiwari of Brahmin Regiment taught him the basics of the game. Pankaj Gupta was the first Coach of Dhyan Singh. He was promoted to Lieutenant rank in 1937. He retired from Indian army in 1956 at the age of 51. He was with the rank of ‘Major’ at the time of retirement Early career: Early career Beginning of Legendry Days Dhyan Chand was named the “Hockey Wizard”. After the final match of the Punjab Infantry Tournament in Jhelum . he scored 3 goals in the last 4 minutes in that match where in his team was losing by 2 goals, and got his team the victory in the match. In the first Inter-Provincial (National) Hockey tournament that was organized in the year 1925 , Dhyan Chand delivered brilliant performance . On the basis of his performance he was selected for the International Hockey team of India. INTERNATIONAL CAREER: INTERNATIONAL CAREER In the year 1926 Dhyan Chand was selected for the Indian Hockey team going to visit New Zealand at a tour. During the tour, the Indian team scored 20 goals in a match played at Dannkerke , and Dhyan Chand alone had scored 10 of them. India played 21 matches on the tour, out of which it won 18, lost 1 and drew 2 matches Olympic Games: . The team scored a total number of 192 goals and Dhyan Chand alone had scored over 100 of them. After his return to India, he was promoted to the post of Lance Nayak in the Army. Olympic Games PowerPoint Presentation: In the Amsterdam Olympic Games 1928, and he scored 2 out of the 3 goals in the final match against Netherlands, getting India the Gold Medal by 3-0 win. In the Los Angeles Olympics 1932, the Indian team led by Lal Shah Bukhari again won the Gold Medal. By defeated the USA Hockey team by 23-1, which remained a world record PowerPoint Presentation: In the Berlin Olympics 1932, Indian had successfully treaded their path to the finals crushing Hungary by 4-0, USA by 7-0 and Japan 9-0 without conceding a single goal in the tournament. In the Final match, the Indian squad could score only 1 goal till the interval. Dhyan Chand removed his shoes in the interval and played the match barefooted onwards. The Indian team won the match and the Gold medal by 8-1. PowerPoint Presentation: Adolf Hitler,offered Dhyan Chand a higher post in the German Army than the one he was holding in the Indian Army. but he politely denied the offer. He kept playing till the age of 42 years, and retired from the game in the year 1948. After watching him play Hockey, Bradman commented “He scores goals like runs in Cricket.” PowerPoint Presentation: Last days The last days of Dhyan Chand were not very happy, as he was short of money and was badly ignored by the nation. He developed liver cancer, and was sent to a general ward at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He died on the 3rd of December 1979. Awards &Achievements: Awards &Achievements For his extra-ordinary services to the nation, the Government of India celebrates Dhyan Chand’s birthday (29th of August) as National Sports Day . The Indian Postal Service issued a postage stamp in his memory, and the Dhyan Chand National Stadium at New Delhi has been named after him . He was honored by the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India in the year 1956.