IN PICTURES: Remembering Dhyan Chand

Sportstar takes a moment to remember the hockey wizard on his 114th birth anniversary. August 29, Dhyan Chand's birthday, is being observed as the National Sports Day.

Dhyan Chand, the wizard of Indian hockey, in the 1930s. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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Brothers Dhyan Chand and Roop Singh enjoy a bout of practice years after retirement – in 1966. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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Four members of the Indian hockey contingent, including legend Dhyan Chand (bottom right), that won the 1936 Olympic gold medal in Berlin peering out of a train window at Liverpool. Photo: Getty Images
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The iconic Dhyan Chand. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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Dhyan Chand with the ball in the 1932 Olympics match against the US, which India won by 24 goals to 1. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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The Indian hockey team with the mayor of Nairobi (fourth from left). Dhyan Chand is to his right. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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The Indian hockey team that sailed for East Africa from Bombay on December 6, 1947. Dhyan Chand, the captain, is standing fifth from left. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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A 35 paise commemorative stamp issued on December 3, 1980, to commemorate the first death anniversary of Dhyan Chand on November 27, 1980. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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Dhyan Chand (left) and Balbir Singh, who was a member of the 1948, '52 and 56' gold medal-winning Olympic teams. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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Dhyan Chand with trainees under his charge at a hockey coaching camp at the Corporation Stadium in Madras on March 16, 1958. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library
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Sportstar takes a moment to remember the hockey wizard on his 114th birth anniversary. August 29, Dhyan Chand's birthday, is being observed as the National Sports Day.