THE MODERN DAY DHYAN CHAND-BALBIR SINGH DOSANJH.
At Helsinki Olympics 1952 the hockey final was played between India and the Netherlands. India scored 6 goals out of which 5 were scored by Balbir Singh alone. He broke the record of Reggie Pridmore. In 1908 London Olympics hockey team of Britian scored 8 goals in the final where Pridmore scored 4 goals alone. Mr. Singh’s record still remains unbeaten. Balbir Singh Dosanjh was among one of the 16 iconic Olympians choosen at 2012 London Olympics.
A LEGEND TO BE REMEMBERED.
|BORN||10th October 1924|
|1942-1943||Singh first represented the Punjab University. The team won All India Inter University Title. Singh led the team in 1943,1944 and 1945.|
|1941-1961||He captained Punjab Police hockey team.|
|1948||London Olympics, Singh for the first time played for India in the semi finals and the finals. India won the gold medal by defeating Great Britian.|
|1952||Helsinki Olympics, Balbir was the India’s flag bearer and now the vice captain of the Indian hockey team. India defeated the Netherlands and won the gold medal. In semi finals he scored hat trick against Great Britian.|
|1956||Melbourne Olympics, now Singh, the Captain of Indian hockey team. India defeated their arch rivals Pakistan in the finals and won the gold.|
|1958||Former hockey player Gurudev Singh and Singh featured on a stamp issued by Dominician Republic.|
|1971-1975||Chief coach and manager of India hockey team.Team won the bronze medal at the hockey world cup. In 1975 the Indian Men’s team won the hockey world Cup.|
|1977||Autobiography- The Golden Hat Trick.|
|1982||Indian Sportsperson of the century.|
|1982||Asian Games returned to Delhi. He lit the scared fire.|
|2006||Best Sikh hockey player.|
|2008||Autobiography- The Golden Yardstick: In Quest Of Hockey Excellence.|
|2015||Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.|