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Dhyan Chand

Also known as  India’s hockey wizard, Major Dhyan Chand Singh was born on August 29, 1905 at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The title “Chand” (Moon) was given by his first coach, who predicted that he would one day shine like chand (Moon). His father was in the Army. Dhyan Chand also followed in the footsteps of his father when he joined the army at the young age of 16. He was selected to represent India in [...]

From the amount of newsprint and daily discussions dedicated to cricket, it is not tough to identify India’s favorite sport! Even though hockey is the official Indian sport and football enjoys a fair degree of popularity, the Indian cricket team is the most loved, often despised and debated group of players in the subcontinent. Aside from cricket, football and hockey – Indians follow lawn tennis, badminton, athletics, weightlifting and boxing. Sports like car racing and [...]

Pargat Singh was one of the promising defenders of the Indian Hockey. He was born in Mithapur of Punjab on the 5th of March in the year of 1965. Pargat Singh rose to prominence due to his brilliant performance during the Asian Games and the Asia Cup. He received his elementary education from a school in his village. After his schooling, he was admitted to the famous Lyallpur Khalsa College. During his college days, the [...]

Leslie Walter Claudius was an Indian field hockey player from Bilaspur. Born on 25th March 1927, Leslie was of Anglo-Indian descent and was India’s triple Olympic gold medalist and one of the legends of hockey in India. As a part of the golden generation of Indian hockey, he along with his team won the Olympic gold three times in London 1948, Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956. As a midfielder player, Leslie was the first Indian [...]

Gagan Ajit Singh was born on the 9th of March in the year 1980 in Ferozpur, Punjab. A prominent hockey player, he has made India proud on several occasions by virtue of his brilliant performance at international level. He was introduced to the game at a very tender age by his father, Shri Ajit Singh and uncle Shri Harmik Singh. Both of them were prominent hockey players. Gagan Ajit Singh rose to prominence during the Junior [...]

Dilip Tirkey is known for his brilliant career in hockey, Born on the 25th of November in the year of 1975. Dilip Tirkey played his first match in the year of 1995 and rose to prominence due to his immense contribution in the field of Indian sports. Dilip Tirkey consistent performance at international level matches has helped him to become the captain of the Indian Hockey team at a very young age. He plays in [...]

Dhanraj Pillay is the former captain of the Indian hockey team, Dhanraj Pillay was born on July 16, 1968 at Kirkee in Maharashtra. His brother, Ramesh Pillay had also represented India at the international level. He made his international debut in 1989 when he represented the nation at the Allwyn Asia Cup in New Delhi in 1989. He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 1999-2000, besides the Padma Shri in 2000. The [...]