Dhyan Chand-The Wizard of Hockey: Luis Fernandes
The graphic biography on former Indian Hockey player Dhyan Chand titled Dhyan Chand-The Wizard of Hockey was launched at Dhyanchand Stadium in New Delhi on 29 August 2013. The biography was launched on the National Sports Day to commemorate the 108th birth anniversary of the legend. The graphic biography is the first-of-its-kind book on a sportsman.
The book has been written by Luis Fernandes, who researched extensively on the subject. It is available for 100 rupees at all leading book stores.
The book is being printed by comic-series publication Amar Chitra Katha. The book focussed on Dhyan Chand’s achievements and goal-scoring feats at 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics that got him the title The Wizard.
The book was launched in the presence of Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor. There is also an autobiography of Dhyanchand called Goal.
Where: New Delhi
When: 29 August 2013