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Dhyan Chand Wiki, Age, Death Cause, Career, Achievements, Family, Children, Biography, & More

This morning we furnished utter amenities to our children. But there are unfortunate persons who cannot complete their studies due to many rationales. Inspires of facing such a dilemma they shine over worldwide. Do you know who Dhyan Chand is? Do you know his entire life journey? If you want to access more about him, then stay tuned to this article. 


Dhyan Chand is recognized as a world-renowned hockey player. He was paroled on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad. We lost this legend on 3 December 1979 because of the rationale of liver cancer. 


Real NameDhyan Singh
Nick NameHockey Wizard, The Wizard, Chand (Hindi for The Moon)
ProfessionIndian Hockey player
Date of Birth29 August 1905
BirthplaceAllahabad, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
Date of Death3 December 1979
Place of DeathDelhi, India
Age (at the time of death)74 Years
Cause of DeathLiver Cancer
HometownJhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signVirgo
HobbiesFishing, Cooking, Cricket, Carrom, Fishing
Educational Qualification6th class
Country (sports)India

Physical Appearance

Height (approx)in centimetres- 170 cm
in meter- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’7”
Weight (approx)in Kilogram- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eyes ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

Family, Parents & Siblings

Marital StatusMarried
Wife/ SpouseJanaki Devi
Date of Marriage1936
ParentsFather–  Subedar Sameshwar Dutt Singh (Subedar in Army)
Mother- Shraddha Singh
ChildrenSon– 7
Brij Mohan
Sohan Singh
Raj Kumar
Ashok Kumar (Hockey Player)
Umesh Kumar
Devinder Singh
Virender Singh
Dhyan Chand son Ashok Kumar

Daughter– N/A
SiblingsBrother- 2
Mool Singh (Hawaldar)
Roop Singh (Hockey Player)
Dhyan Chand Brother Roop Singh

Sister- N/A


  • Dhyan Chand didn’t possess the idea to enrich his career in the hockey field. 
  • But when he made the jump to the army, his interest in hockey lead to an increase. 
  • Therefore in 1921, he was inaugurated to play hockey. 
  • He had the tremendous support of his father as well as of the coach. 


International DebutNew Zealand Tour (April 1926)
Coach/MentorSubedar-Major Bhole Tiwari (First Mentor)
Dhyan Chand Mentor Subedar Major Bhole Tiwari

Pankaj Gupta (First Coach)
Domestic/State TeamJhansi Heroes
Nature on fieldEnergetic


Service/BranchBritish Indian Army
UnitPunjab Regiment
Joined Army AsSepoy (in 1922)
Retired AsMajor (in 1956)


Major Dhyan Chand achieved numerous trophies in hockey matches. He was designated with a gold medal thrice in inter-continental matches. Also, enumerating this Dhyan Chand possessed the award of Padma Bhushan. 

Dhyan Chand Award

1928, 1932, 1936Won the gold medals (Olympic Games)
1955Padma Bhushan

Dhyan Chand Awarded Padma Bhushan

Favourite Things

Favourite Food Fish and Mutton
Favourite DessertHalwa dripping with ghee
Favourite DrinkMilk

Exciting Things

  • Dhyan Chand only knows to sign his signature in the English Language.
  • He had created a world record in a hockey game in 200 plus points in just 43 matches.
  • Dhyan Chand possessed the customary to drink alcohol frequently. 
  • Dhyan Chand liked to serve himself to the nation as his father. Mostly he spends the time practicing hockey skills. 

Money Factor

Dhyan Chand earned around 50 pounds in the British time. This morning its influence is significantly less. But during the rule of the British government, it meant a lot. 


Dhyan Chand’s name recognizes the time of his practice sessions. The rationale behind this suggests that he used to practice hockey at night. No one would believe Dhyan studied only till 6th standard. He was recruited into the British Indian army in 1921. After this, he got many opportunities to serve in hockey teams.

Dhyan Chand

Final Words

Dhyan Chand designated much of the fame worldwide. He faced many dilemmas with his studies due to his father’s professions

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