Bharat Ratna for Major Dhyan Chand

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Hi Everyone

As a part of this petition, I will be explaining you why India's Ace Hockey Player deserves Bharat Ratna more than a lot of others.

Since Indian Government expanded the criteria of conferring Bharat Ratna to include "any field of human endeavour" in December 2011.

Now people in field of Sports can also be awarded Bharat Ratna, as we saw in case of Sachin Tendulkar in 2014.

Without wasting any time, let’s have a quick glance at what this tremendous sports icon achieved for India throughout his life.

 

1. Member of Gold Medal winning team in Summer Olympics of 1928,1932 and 1936 assuring India's complete dominance in Hockey for several years.

2. He scored more than 400 Goals during his International Stint which is way ahead of other all-time Hockey greats like Ties Kruize,

Jeremy de Nooijer,Jamie Dwyer, Hassan Sardar & Ric Charlesworth.

3. He scored 39 Goals in Olympics thereby ensuring India has a podium finish throughout his career.

4. Joined Indian Army at age of just 16 and retired as a Major in 1956.

5. Once a newspaper famously reported after India's win

"This is not a game of hockey, but magic. Dhyan Chand is in fact the magician of hockey."

thereby giving him the nickname "Wizard".

6. He captained Indian Hockey Team in Berlin Olympics of 1936 where India conceded only 1 goal throughout that event. India beat Germany in the final 8-1 off which 3 Goals came from Wizard's stick.

7.His career lasted 22 years from 1926 to 1948

8. He lived an ordinary life contributing every possible bit of himself for India & Sports of Hockey. He died on 3 December 1979 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.

 

Majority of content has been taken from Online resources and his autobiography named "Goal!", all your suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks to all of you , sincerely hoping for your support so that we could pay a homage to one who really deserves in form of Highest Civilian Award.



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