Hockey India Pays Tribute To Olympic Medalist And World Cup Winner Michael Kindo

Hockey India Pays Tribute To Olympic Medalist And World Cup Winner Michael Kindo

Michael Kindo was part of India’s 1972 Olympics bronze medal-successful staff.© Twitter

Hockey India expressed their deepest condolences on the demise of former India hockey participant Michael Kindo, who died on Thursday in Rourkela. The Olympic bronze medallist and Globe Cup winner was mattress-ridden for very some time ahead of he died at the age of 73 thanks to age-linked conditions. Kindo, who was part of India’s 1975 hockey Globe Cup-successful and 1972 Olympics bronze medal-successful groups, was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 1972. The defender contributed to India clinching the bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics by scoring 3 targets as effectively.


“On behalf of Hockey India, we prolong our deepest condolences on the passing away of the hockey wonderful Michael Kindo. The defender has been part of some of the most vital victories for India and he will generally be remembered as an important part of Indian hockey’s heritage. We prolong our deepest sympathies to Michael Kindo’s relatives,” reported Gyanendro Ningombam, President, Hockey India.

Kindo, who died at the Ispat Typical Medical center, is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.


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 Globe Cup successful staff of 1975. My feelings are with his relatives and lovers.”

The official account of Sports activities & Youth Solutions Department, Governing administration of Odisha also took to Twitter and wrote: “Deepest condolences on the passing away of legendary hockey Olympian Michael Kindo ! Very first tribal to don India Flag of India colours, he received a bronze in Olympic Games and all 3 classes of medals in Globe Cups. May his soul rest in peace. Folded hands @TheHockeyIndia @FIH_Hockey.”

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