Olympic bronze and World Cup winner hockey player Michael Kindo passes away

Michael Kindo was part of the Indian team that won bronze at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the World Cup in 1975.

The former India hockey player Michael Kindo has passed away at the age of 74.   -  TWITTER/Odisha Sports

India's 1975 hockey World Cup-winning and 1972 Olympics bronze winning team member Michael Kondo died at a hospital here on Thursday due to age-related ailments.

He was 73, and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.

"Michael Kindo passed away at the Ispat General Hospital due to age related problems. He was bed-ridden for quite some time and was also suffering from depression," a family source told PTI.

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Kindo, a full back in his playing days, was a member of the team that won the lone World Cup for India in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, beating arch rivals Pakistan in the final.

He was also in the team that won a bronze medal in the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He scored three goals in that edition of the Games.

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