Legendary Indian Hockey Player Michael Kindo Dies At 73

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Michael Kindo was once a part of the 1972 Munich Olympics team that won a bronze medal.© Twitter


Former India hockey player and 1975 World Cup-winning team member Michael Kindo on Thursday died at the age of 73. He was once a part of the 1972 Munich Olympics team that won a bronze medal, beating Holland 2-1. The Arjuna Award winner, Kindo was once also a part of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the last, India defeated Pakistan 2-1. Surjit Singh scored the first a very powerful goal followed by the winner from Ashok Kumar.

Hockey India extended heartfelt condolences to the circle of relatives of the dead.

“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 circle of relatives,” Hockey India tweeted.

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 circle of relatives. #IndiaKaGame #RIP pic.twitter.com/zUqFYWEWuu


— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 31, 2020

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

Deeply saddened to realize the passing absent of hockey legend and Arjuna Awardee #MichaelKindo, a tribal icon and a part of India’s World Cup winning team of 1975. My thoughts are with his circle of relatives and fans.


— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 31, 2020

Once the spine of India’s defence, Kindo spent the majority of his career fending off forwards from the goal post with elegant ease and authority that still remains an inspiration for lots of.

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