Roop Singh Bais (September 8, 1910 – December 16, 1977) won the gold medal in the 1932 and the 1936 Olympic Games. Roop Singh\s family was based in Gwalior. His son, Chandrashekhar played hockey for India. Roop singh was the younger brother of legendary Dhyan Chand. He was a Bais Rajput. His father Subedar Sameshwar Dutt Singh was in army and also played hockey. Roop Singh was the best inside-left India has ever produced. His power, anticipation and stickwork were all superb. Add to that a powerful hit and he was a complete player. There were times when Dhyan Chand used to warn him to be careful with his hit otherwise someone could get injured. Gyan Singh, a doyen of Indian hockey, once said about Roop that he was the only inside-left he had seen scoring goals from the crosses sent by the outside-left. Like his hits, Roop’s penalty corner shots too were all powerful. Roop lived in
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