Monday, 29 August 2016

Star of the day Dhyan Chand

Star of the day
Dhyan Chand
Dhyan Chand
Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905 – 3 December 1979) was an Indian field hockey player, who is considered as one the greatest
field hockey player of all time. He is known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey, during an era where India was the most dominant team in Hockey.
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 (29 August).
Date of Birth:  29August 1905
Place of Birth: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
 Profession:      Indian field hockey player