Forgotten legends  of Indian Sports

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Major Dhyan Chand (Hockey)

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Known as the "The wizard of hockey" with over 400 International goals. Died in poverty, uncared for, and ignored by the Nation.

Paan Singh Tomar (Athletics)

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was an Indian soldier, athlete, and later, a rebel 7 times National steeplechase champion and represented India in 1958 Asian Games. Killed in a police encounter

Makhan Singh (Sprinter)

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Defeated late Milkha Singh in the 1962 National games  Lost his leg in an accident and died in utter poverty.

Shanti Devi (Kabaddi)

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Won 2 consecutive National Kabaddi championships in 1982 and 1983. Now sells vegetables.

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Sita Sahu (Athletics)

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Won a double bronze at the 2011 Special Olympics. 2 years later she was selling golgappas with her family in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.

Bir Bahadur (Football)

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Former footballer known as Forward Cheetah, finished twice as a runner up in the Santosh Trophy. Now sells chaat in the streets of Hyderabad.

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