LUCKNOW || Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath led a grateful state on Saturday in remembering the 'Wizard' of hockey, Major Dhyan Chand on his 105th birth anniversary. In a tweet the chief minister said that his game, his sporting skills were immovable and inspired millions across the country.
"Your sporting talent and patriotism remains an inspiration for Indians" the monk-turned-politician said in the Tweet. He went on to say that to commemorate his birth anniversary, the day was celebrated as the 'National Sports Day' and wished all sportspersons, who held the Indian tricolour hight at world competitions, a great career ahead.
Major Dhyan Chand was an Indian field hockey player widely regarded as the greatest in the history of the sport. He was known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals, in 1928, 1932 and 1936, during an era where India dominated field hockey.
He was born on August 29, 1905, in the erstwhile Allahabad and passed away at the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on December 3, 1979.