My favorite trio from India!!

From right to left I’ll introduce to you all there of them. The right most and tallest of all is Late Mr Dara Singh Randhawa, Indian Professional Wrestler, actor and politician.

The middle one is Padm Sri Milkha Singh former Indian track and field sprinter.

And the Left most is the Wizard of Hockey Late Major Dhyanchand.

Now we’ll know about them a little better.

Rustam-e-Hind Dara Singh – (19th November, 1928 to 12th July 2012). Born in Amritsar, Punjab.The Hanuman of most popular Ramanand Sagar Ramayana in India, started acting in 1952 and first sports person to be nominated to Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Indian parliament). He is in the legacy catagory of WWE Hall of fame class of 2018. He is famous for his undefeated wrestling career, worldwide (1948-1983). None could defeat him ever. Started Dara Studio at Mohali, Punjab in 1978.

The Flying Sikkh Milkha Singh – Born in around 1930 at. First Indian Athelete to win Gold in Commonwealth games. Gold in Asian games in 1958 and 1962. Represented India in 1956 summer Olympics at Melbourne, then 1960 and 1964.

Magician of Hockey Major Dhyan Chand – (19th August 1905 to 3rd December 1979) born at Allahabad. Regarded as the greatest player in the history of Hockey and therefore was offered to be part of British hockey team which he rejected. Known for his extraordinary goal scoring feats. Three Olympics gold are in his name in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Played internationally from 1926 to 1949. Honored with Padm Bhashan In 1956 and his birthday is celebrated as the National Sports Day.

I salute to all three of them.


  1. Wrestling in India is the most ancient sports whose past is enriched with glory. Wrestling in modern India is concentrated in the Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Haryana. The game of wrestling is considered to be one of the most significant games in the Olympics and was included in 708 BC at the Olympics. Sakshi Malik, Sushil Kumar Solanki, Udey Chand, Satender Dagar, Gobar Guha, Jatindra Charan Goho, Ambika Charan Guha, Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, Yogeshwar Dutt, Ghulam Muhammad, Dara Singh and Geeta Phogat are considered as the all time famous and popular wrestlers in India.

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  2. Hockey in India is considered to be one of the most popular games in India. India has earned lot of recognition in all over the world by showing the excellence in the game of hockey. Hockey in India started its journey years back. The British introduced hockey in India in the 19th century. After this there was no looking back. Hockey in India established itself as one of the popular outdoor colonial games.

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  3. I too adore all three of them. Had seen Dara Singh wrestle live in Kolkata. My Tauji was a sports addict, had heard so many stories of Hockey from him. I must add that Roop Singh the younger brother of Major Dhyanchand did not get as much fame but he was equally good. Mostly it was their team work that got converted to goals.
    Had seen Milkha Singh’s dream run in Olympics in documentaries that were played just before the movies.
    Nice to see a blog on these three great sportsmen.

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    1. True… I just love him in every way, his simplicity is the thing which atleast I didn’t find in any other actor except Waheeda Rahman Ji (though I’ll accept that I watch less movies but still) and especially I watch Ramayana because of two people’s perfect acting Him as Hanumana and Mr Arun as Rama 😊
      Thank you so much for the reflection and blessings Sir

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