Best pleyer of world hockey
Kunwar Digvijay Singh popularly known as K.D.Singh 'Babu' was born on 2nd February 1922 in Barabanki. His father Raibahadur Thakur Shri Raghunath Singh was a well known social worker, learned lawyer and tennis player of the town. K.D.Singh 'Babu' had started overwhelming people with his personality and deeds from very childhood. He thereby started getting lots of respect and regard in society during his social and student life. He excelled in studies as he did in sports. In hockey, he rose to such excellence that he was synonymous to the game and proved to be a magician on the hockey field.
'Babu' started his sports career from the hockey tournament at Dewa Mela. In 1938 he participated in a tournament at Delhi where he dodged Mohammed Hussain, the then very famous hockey Olympian and scored goals, thereby getting lots of coverage in the newspapers. After the World War II he went to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1946 as a member of ...more