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National Sports Day: Bollywood celebs who are big-time sports enthusiasts

On the occasion of National Sports Day, we have listed below a few Bollywood celebs and their favourite sports.(Instagram) 8
On the occasion of National Sports Day, we have listed below a few Bollywood celebs and their favourite sports.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 29, 2021 05:10 PM IST
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  • August 29 marks the birth anniversary of legendary Olympian Dhyan Chand. As a tribute to the hockey legend, this day is commemorated as National Sports Day.

Make playing a habit: Sachin Tendulkar urges everyone on National Sports Day

On August 29 every year, India celebrates National Sports Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand.
Sachin Tendulkar: File photo(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar: File photo(Getty Images)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 01:15 PM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Biopic on hockey legend Dhyan Chand announced, Abhishek Chaubey to direct film that will hit theatres in 2022

RSVP announced a biopic on legendary hockey player, Dhyan Chand, and the film will be directed by Abhishek Chaubey of Sonchiriya fame.
Abhishek Chaubey will direct a biopic on Dhyan Chand.
Abhishek Chaubey will direct a biopic on Dhyan Chand.
Published on Dec 15, 2020 04:49 PM IST
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In a first, sportspersons receive Khel Ratna, Arjuna virtually

The Sports Awards, which are conferred every year on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, had a different feel to it this time.
Manu Bhaker won the Arjuna Award 2020. She won two gold medals at the 2018 ISSF World Cup & is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal.(Twitter/Sai Media)
Manu Bhaker won the Arjuna Award 2020. She won two gold medals at the 2018 ISSF World Cup & is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal.(Twitter/Sai Media)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 10:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy

Sukhwinder Singh is most deserving candidate for Dhyan Chand award: Former football players

The 71-year-old won the SAFF Cup twice in 1999 and 2009, and also coached the Indian side that clinched a bronze in the 1999 SAF Games.
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Former hockey players demand Bharat Ratna for Major Dhyan Chand

With National Sports Day approaching, greats such as Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Ashok Kumar and current player Yuvraj Walmiki took part in a virtual discussion on Saturday to celebrate the life and career of the iconic player.
Dhyan Chand was a hockey magician who could conjure up scoring opportunities at will and a patriot who turned down an offer the Fuhrer thought he couldn't refuse. Major Dhyan Chand was all these and then some.​(Corbis)
Dhyan Chand was a hockey magician who could conjure up scoring opportunities at will and a patriot who turned down an offer the Fuhrer thought he couldn't refuse. Major Dhyan Chand was all these and then some.​(Corbis)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

National Sports Awards likely to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic

The National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29, the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 11:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Hockey stalwart Ashok Kumar to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Son of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, Kumar scored an important goal in the gold medal match for India against Pakistan in the 1975 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
The legendary Ashok Kumar has won several Olympics medals with the Indian hockey team.(Image source: Twitter)
The legendary Ashok Kumar has won several Olympics medals with the Indian hockey team.(Image source: Twitter)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 08:20 PM IST
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Give due recognition to Balbir Singh Sr: Former hockey players to govt

While Major Dhyan Chand, considered the father of Indian hockey, showed his mastery with the hockey stick in a colonised India, the post-independence era belonged to Singh.
File image of Balbir Singh Sr.(HT Photo)
File image of Balbir Singh Sr.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Balbir sir had no airs despite his achievements

If Dhyan Chand was a pillar of strength for Indian hockey in the pre-Independence era, Balbir Sr. was the face of it in the era after 1947.
India hockey captain Balbir Singh Sr after beating Pakistan at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.(ANI)
India hockey captain Balbir Singh Sr after beating Pakistan at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.(ANI)
Updated on May 26, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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By Ajit Pal Singh

Balbir Singh Senior: The legendary goal machine who defined an era of champions

Singh’s long and storied life tells us about hockey in India and about India itself.
The former India skipper (2nd from R) during the captains’ presentation at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics(AFP)
The former India skipper (2nd from R) during the captains’ presentation at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics(AFP)
Updated on May 26, 2020 08:14 AM IST
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By Nikhilesh Bhattacharya

Balbir biggest hockey legend after Dhyan Chand: Milkha Singh

Balbir and Milkha competed together at the highest level for the country in their respective games.
Balbir Singh and Milkha Singh (in pic) were close friends(PTI)
Balbir Singh and Milkha Singh (in pic) were close friends(PTI)
Published on May 25, 2020 08:08 PM IST
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AITA to nominate Ankita Raina, Divij Sharan for Arjuna award

The 27-year-old Ankita had won a women’s singles bronze medal at the 2018 edition of the Asian Games and also dished out a strong performance in the Fed Cup.
Ankita Raina of India hits a forehand during the qualifying match against Katy Dunne of Great Britain at Edgbaston Priory.(Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)
Ankita Raina of India hits a forehand during the qualifying match against Katy Dunne of Great Britain at Edgbaston Priory.(Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)
Updated on May 17, 2020 01:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Abhishek Chaubey working on biopic on hockey legend Dhyan Chand: report

Abhishek Chaubey will be writing and directing a biopic of legendary hockey player, major Dhyan Chand. It will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala.
Abhishek Chaubey will write and direct a biopic on Dhyan Chand.(HT Photo)
Abhishek Chaubey will write and direct a biopic on Dhyan Chand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Will not beg Bharat Ratna for my father: Dhyan Chand’s son

Ashok Kumar, regarded as world’s best dribbler in hockey, post independence, and son of an unbeatable athlete in modern sports history, said that the country should not forget Dhyan Chand’s ultra-nationalistic character.
Indian hockey legend Dhyan Chand.(Corbis)
Indian hockey legend Dhyan Chand.(Corbis)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 04:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Dhyan Chand: Great Magician of Hockey

This legendary sportsperson paved the path of the British Indian team to win three Olympic hockey gold medals and scored over 400 goals in his international career. The hockey wizard‘s birth anniversary today is observed as National Sports Day.
Dhyan Chand was a legendary sportsperson who paved the path of the British Indian team to win three Olympic hockey gold medals and scored over 400 goals in his international career.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Dhyan Chand was a legendary sportsperson who paved the path of the British Indian team to win three Olympic hockey gold medals and scored over 400 goals in his international career.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 01:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Kiren Rijiju pays tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary

Rijiju said that ‘Fit India Movement’ that will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop India as a sporting powerhouse.
File photo of Major Dhyan Chand.(Corbis)
File photo of Major Dhyan Chand.(Corbis)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International

With song on lips, India’s 1975 Hockey World Cup hero Ashok Kumar scored a winner

India beat Pakistan 2-1 in the final of 1975 Hockey World Cup. Ashok Kumar scored the winner in the 51st minute of the game in Kuala Lumpur.
Former Pakistan captain Islahuddin Siddiqui (pic) asked Ashok Kumar to sing a song just before the 1975 World Cup final between India and Pakistan.(HT Photo)
Former Pakistan captain Islahuddin Siddiqui (pic) asked Ashok Kumar to sing a song just before the 1975 World Cup final between India and Pakistan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Sandip Sikdar

Virat Kohli, lifter Mirabai Chanu bask in Khel Ratna glory

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won gold medals in the Commonwealth and Asian Games this year, and junior world champion sprinter Hima Das were among the 20 sportspersons who received the Arjuna Awards from President Ram Nath Kovind.
Television grab of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli receiving Khel Ratna Award from President of India Ram Nath Kovind.(Twitter)
Television grab of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli receiving Khel Ratna Award from President of India Ram Nath Kovind.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 07:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

National Sports Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Major Dhyan Chand; salutes Indian athletes

The PM also put in a special word for the Indian athletes who are currently in Indonesia for the ongoing Asian Games and congratulated them for excelling in different sports and winning medals for the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to one of the legends in Indian sports. (FILE IMAGE)(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to one of the legends in Indian sports. (FILE IMAGE)(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Asian Games gold medallist Hakam Singh passes away

Hakam Singh had been ailing for some time and was undergoing treatment for liver and kidney ailments. He was 64.
Hakam Singh also served as Havaldar in the 6 Sikh regiment(Twitter)
Hakam Singh also served as Havaldar in the 6 Sikh regiment(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 06:08 PM IST
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Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India

Rithvik Dhanjani: Would love to do a biopic on hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Actor Rithvik Dhanjani also enjoys fantasy fictions and says one of his favourite being The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Rithvik Dhanjani is keen on teaming up with his girlfriend, actor Asha Negi.
Rithvik Dhanjani is keen on teaming up with his girlfriend, actor Asha Negi.
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
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