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Legendary Indian Hockey Player Michael Kindo Dies At 73

Michael Kindo was a part of the 1972 Munich Olympics crew that gained a bronze medal.© Twitter

Former India hockey participant and 1975 World Cup-winning crew member Michael Kindo on Thursday died on the age of 73. He was a part of the 1972 Munich Olympics crew that gained a bronze medal, beating Holland 2-1. The Arjuna Award winner, Kindo was additionally a part of the Indian crew that gained the World Cup in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the ultimate, India defeated Pakistan 2-1. Surjit Singh scored the primary essential objective adopted by the winner from Ashok Kumar.


Hockey India prolonged heartfelt condolences to the household of the deceased.

“We are deeply saddened by the demise of our former hockey player and 1975 World Cup winner, Michael Kindo. We send out our heartfelt condolences to his family,” Hockey India tweeted.

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik took to Twitter and wrote: “Deeply saddened to know the passing away of hockey legend and Arjuna Awardee #MichaelKindo, a tribal icon and part of India’s World Cup winning team of 1975. My thoughts are with his family and fans.”

Once the spine of India’s defence, Kindo spent nearly all of his profession keeping off forwards from the objective publish with elegant ease and authority that also stays an inspiration for a lot of.

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