Chand made great contribution in enhancing prestige of Indian
Hockey in the eyes of the world. He was born on 29th August 1906, in Allahabad
(Uttar Pradesh). He joined army at the age of sixteen. He started playing
hockey in army and was included in the Indian Hockey team for the 1928 Amesterdam
his superior play, Dhyan Chand was held in high esteem with in the country
as well as abroad. Dhyan Chand helped his country in winning gold medals in
hokey in 3 successive Olympics games; Amesterdam Olympics (1928), Los Angles
Olympics (1932) and Berlin Olympics(1936). He was the captain of the
gold medal winner Indian Hockey team in the historic 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Dhyan Chand scored 101 goals at the Olympic games and 300 goals in other international
matches and his record is unbroken. Dhyan Chand had a wonderful command in
wielding the hockey stick and this earn him the title " Hockey Wizard".
India won one gold medal in Hockey at Amersterdom Olympics and out of a total
of 28 goals scored by Indian hockey, 11 were scored by Dhyan Chand alone.
He died on December 3,1979.