Rare Video Of Major Dhyan Chand And Adolf Hitler During 1936 Berlin Olympics

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5:27 pm 29 Aug, 2016


India’s first sports legend Major Dhyan Chand would have turned 111 years on August 29, 2016. While his illustrious career is well known across India, many don’t know the fact that he was offered German Citizenship by none other than Adolf Hitler himself.

While Dhyan Chand had rejected his offer outright, the offer seemed to have been made when Dhyan Chand was playing the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

We recently found a rare video of Major Dhyan Chand showing his magic in Berlin, with the game being witnessed by none other than Hitler himself.

Dhyan Chand had helped India win Olympic Gold Medals  in 1928, the year when hockey was made an Olympic sport, and then again in 1932 and 1936.


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