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Remembering Dhyan Chand

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Union Government is being flooded with suggestions to confer
Dhyan Chand was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1956 after his retirement from the Army with the rank of Major. Photo: The Hindu Archives
In 1934, India played 48 matches against New Zealand, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Australia. India won all the matches scoring a collective 584 goals. Of them, Chand played 43 matches, scored 201 goals. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Dhyan Chand (2nd from left below) known as
Dhyan Chand was part of the Indian hockey team that won Olympic gold in 1928, 1932 and 1936. He also captained the 1936 Indian Olympic hockey team. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Dhyan Chand is known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats during an era where India was dominating in world of Hockey. Photo: The Hindu Archives
G. Kasturi (centre), the then Editor of The Hindu and and S.K. Gurunathan (right), the then Sports Editor, seen with Dhyan Chand who visited the newspaper’s office in 1955. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The Hockey legend's 111th birth anniversary is being celebrated on August 29, 2016, with fans strongly urging the government to confer "Bharat Ratna" on him.

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