Lifetime achievement award for Dhyan Chand in British parliament

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2015 15:00 IST

Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand will be conferred with the 'Bharat Gaurav' lifetime achievement award by NRI organisation Sanskriti Yuva Sangstha at the House of Commons inside the British Parliament on Saturday, July 25.

On behalf of Dhyan Chand, his son and former Indian hockey player Ashok Kumar will receive the award.

"It is a proud moment for the entire family. This award is a big thing for us. It translates Dada Dhyan Chand's popularity beyond India," said Kumar.

Dhyan Chand had helped India win three successive gold medals in the Olympics.

To his credit, he had scored over 400 goals in his international career.

Dhyan Chand was one of the nominees in 2014 for the prestigious Bharat Ratna, an award which cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CN Rao eventually received.

In 1936, when India won the gold medal in Berlin Olympics, Hitler offered Dhyan Chand to join the German team but he denied the offer.

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