August 21, 2019

Dhyan Chand Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 29, 2018

Other Name: The Wizard
Other Professions: Hockey Coach Army Officer

Dhyan Chand Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Dhyan Chand was 74 years, 3 months & 4 days old age.

Short Biography

Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was an Indian hockey player and is regarded as one of the greatest players ever. He was famous for his tremendous goal scoring triumph. He won us three Olympic Gold Medals from 1928 to 1936. He was known as “Hockey Wizard” for his exceptional ball control.

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Dhyan Chand Complete Bio & Career

Dhyan Chand is a field hockey player from India. He is widely considered as one of the all-time greatest field hockey players in the world. His birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India.
This forward player was also called ‘The Wizard’ for his outstanding control over the ball. Having scored over 400 goals in his international career, he played his last international match in 1948. At the age of 16, Chand joined the Indian Army. This is where he developed an interest in the game. He used to practice under the moonlight after his duty hours, for which he got the name ‘Chand’ by his fellow mates as in Chand means Moon in Hindi. Initially, he only took part in the army Hockey tournaments. His major breakthrough came when he was selected into the squad that toured New Zealand, where it won 18 matches, lost one and drew two and gained widespread appreciation from the spectators. On returning to India, he got a promotion as Lance Naik. He was also selected as the center- forward for the Indian National Team that had to take part in the Olympic Games Amsterdam in 1928. Chand showed phenomenal performance throughout the tournament and helped India to win its first Olympic Gold Medal. This success story of this ‘Magician of Hockey’ continued as he again played pivotal roles in India’s Gold Medal campaigns in 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games and 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. He retired from the army with a Major rank.
He was honored with the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India. He is the only Hockey Player to have a stamp in his honor. His autobiography ‘Goal!’ was released in 1952.

Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1956 Sports

Death Info

Dhyan Chand died on 03-12-1979 at the AIIMS, in Delhi. Last days before his death, he spent in his hometown of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.

3 December, 1979 Delhi India

Dhyan Chand Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Sameshwar Dutt Singh and Sharadha Singh. He had two brothers named Roop Singh and Mool Singh. He was married to Janaki Devi. He had a son named Ashok Kumar.

Life's Important Dates Of Dhyan Chand

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Allahabad, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Allahabad, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Traveling, Reading, Playing Games
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Place Hilly Areas
Favorite Food Rice Chawal