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K D Singh

Kunwar Digvijay Singh (February 2, 1922 in Barabanki - March 27, 1978) popularly known as "K.D.Singh" or "Babu" was a famous Indian field hockey player.
In 1948, he was selected for the Indian hockey team for the Olympic Games, with Kishan Lal as captain and "Babu" as vice-captain. India as an independent nation won their first Olympic hockey gold. In 1960 he was awarded the Padmashri award. The stadium in Lucknow city and Barabanki are named after him.
He committed suicide.

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