Dhyan Chand, a greatest field hockey player of all time. Chand is most remembered for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning 3 Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey, during an era where India was the most dominant team in Hockey.

He Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Chand played his final international match in 1948, having scored more than 400 goals during his international career. The Government of India awarded him the third highest (then second highest) civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956. His birthday is celebrated as National sports day in India (August 29th).

Young Chand had no serious inclination towards sports, though he loved wrestling. He stated that he did not remember whether he played any hockey worth mentioning before he joined the Army, though he said that he occasionally indulged in casual games in Jhansi with his friends. Chand joined the Indian Army at the age of 16.

In India he is often referred to as ‘Hockey ka Jaadugar’ with translates to “Magician of the game of Hockey”.

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