Rare Footage of Major Dhyan Chand from 1936 Berlin Olympics

Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905 – 3 December 1979) was an Indian field hockey player, who is considered as one of the greatest field hockey players of all time. He is known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey. On the event of Major Dhyan Chand’s birthday, take a look at this rare footage from Berlin Olympics 1936. Legend has it that the Adolf Hitler was so impressed by Dhyan Chand’s wizardry with the stick that he offered Dhyan Chand a chance to move to Germany and the post of Colonel in his army, which the Indian is said to have declined with a smile.

Sources: bharatiyahockey.org, Wikipedia, Harsh Singh

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