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India's 'National Sports Day' coincides with the birthday of which sportperson?
1. Syed Abdul Rahim
2. Kapil Dev
3. Dhyan Chand
4. Milkha Singh

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Dhyan Chand

The correct answer is Dhyan Chand.

  • National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29 every year to honor the hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand.
  • The Government of India has decided to celebrate his birthday as the National Sports Day since 2012.
  • Major Dhyan Chand had won three Olympic gold medals.
  • At the Berlin Olympic Games in 1936, Dhyan Chand was appointed as the captain of the Indian Hockey team.

  • Kapil Dev is nicknamed as Haryana Hurricane.
    • Kapil Dev was the captain when India lifted the ICC one day international world cup the first time in 1983.
  • The initial 400 meters national record was set by the Flying Sikh (Milkha Singh) at the Rome Olympics in the year 1960.

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