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Roop Singh
Personal information
Born (1908-09-08)8 September 1908
Jabalpur, Punjab Province, British India
Died 16 December 1977(1977-12-16) (aged 69)
Gwalior, India
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Playing position Left-in
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
India
Medal record

Roop Singh Bais (8 September 1908 – 16 December 1977) was an Indian hockey player. He was part of the Indian field hockey team which won gold medals for India at 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games. He was the younger brother of Dhyan Chand.[1]

Career

His 3 goals against Japan and 10 goals against USA, in the Los Angeles Summer Olympics 1932, are remembered as his best in his sports career. He was in the armed forces.

Personal life

Roop Singh was the younger brother of Dhyan Chand[2] Playing for India, he won the gold medal in the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games.[citation needed]

Roop Singh's family was based in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.[citation needed] His son, Bhagat Singh played hockey for India and his grandson Uday Singh also play Hockey. His father Subedar Sameshwar Dutt Singh was in army.[citation needed]

Recognition

The Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior, named after Singh, was originally a hockey stadium before it was converted into a cricket venue in 1988.[3] A street in Munich was named after him following his impressive performance at the 1936 Olympics.[4] He was also among the only three Indian players, the others being Dhyan Chand and Leslie Claudius to have the tube stations in London renamed in the run-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5]

References

  1. ^ Dhyan Chand at the Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ "Roop Singh Bais". Olympics.com. Archived from the original on 5 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Indian Hockey Association". Gwalior Plus. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ Encounters. bharatiyahockey.org.
  5. ^ Rath, Satya Siddharth (6 April 2012). "Hockey legends make London tube station list". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 May 2018.