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Sports Minister pays tribute to Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day


Sports Minister pays tribute to Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday paid tribute to hockey icon and legend Major Dhyan Chand on his 110th birth anniversary and all sports enthusiasts across the country on the occasion of National Sports Day. Sonowal along with tennis star Sania Mirza paid floral respects to Dhyan Chand at a stadium in Delhi.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too paid tribute to the hockey icon on his 110th birth anniversary. Using the medium of Twitter to convey his message, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, "Best wishes to sports enthusiasts and tributes to Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day.

May sports and sportsman spirit shine in India." Dhyan Chand was born on August 29, 1905 and died on December 3, 1979. He was widely considered the greatest field hockey player of all time and is most remembered for his extraordinary goalscoring feats.

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