Major Dhyan Chand Anniversary: Indian hockey legend and magician Major Dhyan Chand was born on August 29, 1905 in Prayagraj (earlier Allahabad). Dhyanchand was the player who won India three gold medals in the Olympics. Dhyan Chand has made a huge contribution to Indian sports. But do you know how his hockey started? Dhyanchand’s hockey, famous for the wonderful art of scoring goals, started with the army.
Hitler was also infatuated
India defeated Germany 8-1 in the final of hockey in the 1936 Olympics. This defeat of Germany was not tolerated by Hitler and he left the stadium. Dhyanchand alone scored three goals in the match. Seeing Dhyanchand’s brilliant performance, Hitler asked him after the match that what do you do apart from hockey? Dhyanchand told, I am an Indian soldier. After this, Hitler offered him to join the German army, which Dhyanchand rejected.
Please tell that Major Dhyanchand played the Olympics for India in 1928, 1932 and 1936, in which India won gold in the Olympics all three times. August 29, the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, is celebrated as National Sports Day in India. At the same time, an award is also given in his name in the field of sports, which is called ‘Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award’ They say. Earlier this Khel Ratna was known as ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award’ known as.
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