Dhyan Chand

Profession: Indian Hockey player


Brother of Dhyan Chand

Mool Singh (Hawaldar)
Roop Singh (Hockey Player)

Father of Dhyan Chand

Subedar Sameshwar Dutt Singh (Subedar in Army)

Mother of Dhyan Chand

Sharadha Singh

Son(s) of Dhyan Chand

Brij Mohan, Sohan Singh, Raj Kumar, Ashok Kumar (Hockey Player),

Wife/Spouse of Dhyan Chand

Janaki Devi

Favourite Dessert of Dhyan Chand

Halwa dripping with ghee

Favourite Drink of Dhyan Chand

Milk

Favourite Food(s) of Dhyan Chand

Mutton and Fish Dishes

Favourite Match Played of Dhyan Chand

The 1933 Beighton Cup final between Calcutta Customs and Jhansi Heroes

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Dhyan Chand

Won the gold medals in the 1928, 1932 and the 1936 Olympic Games
He was also awarded Padma Bhushan in 1955

Controversy of Dhyan Chand

Once, when in the Netherlands, the authorities wanted to check if there was a magnet inside his stick and hence broke his hockey stick  

Information about Dhyan Chand

In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Dhyan Chand was again the top scorer and India won the gold yet another time.  India again won the tournament and a gold in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.  He had to quit school after class 6th as his father was in the army and the family had to shift frequently because of the transfers.  In 1935 the cricketing legend Don Bradman witnessed his first ever hockey match in which Dhyan Chand was playing. He was so impressed that he complimented Dhyan Chand by saying, You score goals like runs in cricket  He joined the British Indian Army as a sepoy in 1921, at the age of 16.  Dhyan Chand is considered the greatest player in the history of Hockey, famously known as the 'Wizard of Hockey' or in Hindi as Hockey Ka Jadugar  In the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics, he was the highest goal scorer of the tournament, scoring 14 goals in 5 matches. Since then he started to be known as The Hockey Wizard.  He played his first National match in 1925, and by his performance in that match, he was selected for the Indian National Team.  Did Dhyan Chand drink alcohol?: Not Known  He scored a hattrick in his International Debut match.  India played 37 matches in a world tour that followed the Olympics to recover their expenses. They won 34, drawing 2 and one match being canceled. Dhyan Chand alone scored 133 goals out of India's 338.  Dhyan Chand was appointed the captain of the team in December 1934.  Once when Dhyan Chand was 14 years old, he accompanied his father to watch a hockey match. Watching a team lose by 2 goals, Chand asked his father wether he could play from the losing side. His father agreed, and Dhyan Chand scored four goals in that match. Watching his performance, the Army officials were so impressed, and he was offered to join the army  Dhyan Chand's real name was Dhyan Singh. The 'Chand' in his name literally means 'The Moon' as he used to practice a lot at night. He was given this name by his first coach Pankaj Gupta.  It is said that even Adolf Hitler was impressed by Dhyan Chand's game so much so that he offered him the Field Marshal position in the German Army.  Did Dhyan Chand smoke?: Not Known  Dhyan Chand had no serious inclination towards sports as a child. Though he used to indulge in casual games with friends. In fact, he did not play field Hockey until he joined the army 


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