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Major Dhyan Chand-A Short Biography

Major Dhyan Chand-A Short Biography: When we discuss about our Indian National Sports Hockey the name of Major Dhyan Chand reflects itself. It is because what he had done for us in the field of Hockey and raised name of India in the sector of Hockey all over world.

Major Dhyan Chand-A Short Biography: As you all know Government of India on August 2021 have renamed the Highest Sporting Honour of India that is Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award as in the name of Indian Hockey Legend Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Here we will discuss about a short life history of Major Dhyan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand-A Short Biography

Full Name

Dhyan Chand

Nicknames of Dhyan Chand

The Wizard, The Magician  


Indian Hockey Player

Famous for

Worlds Best Hockey Player

Birth Year


Birth Place









70 Kilo Grams

Position of Playing

Centre Forward Player

Death Year


Death Place

Delhi, National Capital of India

Cause of Death

Liver Cancer

Joined Army as

Sepoy (year 1922)

Retired as

Major( Year 1956)

Played for India



British Indian Army and Indian Army

Year of Service


Unit of Service

Punjab Regiments

Major Dhyan Chand-A Short Biography: Information about Family & Relatives

Major Dhyan Chand was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh on 29th August 1905. His fathers name was Subedar Sameswar Dutt Singh and his Mothers name was Sharada Singh. Dhyan Chand had two brothers Mool Singh and Rup Singh, Rup Singh also play hockey as like Dhyan Chand and he was a good hocky player.

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award :

Indian Government awarded Dhyan Chand India’s third highest civilian honour Padma  Bhushan in the Year 1956, his birth day 29th August is also celebrated as National Sports Day every year. Finally Government of India in the year 2021 to give honour to the Hockey Legend have renamed the India’s highest sporting honour previously known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.

So Friends, this was all about Major Dhayn Chand Khel Ratna Award and a short biography of Major Dhyan Chand the Hockey Legend of India.

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