Dhyan Chand

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Major Dhyan 'Chand' Singh (; born August 29, 1905 in Allahabad,Uttar Pradesh,India. – Died:December 3, 1979), better known as Dhyan Chand () was an Indian field hockey player, widely regarded as the world's greatest field hockey player of all time. A legendary center-forward, he is remembered for his goal-scoring feats, first as a player and later as captain. Chand won 3 Olympic gold medals (1928 Amsterdam, 1932 Los Angeles, 1936 Berlin) and was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, in 1956.

Dhyan Chand Singh was a Bais Rajput He was the elder brother of fellow player Roop Singh. His father Sameshwar Dutt Singh was in the Indian Army, and he played hockey in the army. Dhyan Chand had two brothers - Mool Singh, and Roop Singh . Because of Sameshwar Dutt's numerous army transfers, the family kept had to move to different cities and as such Chand had to terminate his education after only six years of schooling. The family finally settled in Jhansi,Uttar Pradesh,India. Being in the military, Dhyan's father got a small piece of land for a house.

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...
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