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Hockey: Olympian Michael Kindo is no more

By Prabhjot Singh -- December 31, 2020 6:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Olympian Michael Kindo is no more. A dependable deep defender, Michael Kindo, was a member of the 1972 Indian team that played Munich Olympics.

India won a bronze medal in the 1972 Olympic Games. He was also a member of the 1975 World Cup champion Indian hockey team. He died in Rourkela. He was 74.

Retired hockey player and Olympian Michael Kindo passes away - Sports India  Show

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Michael Kindo, one of the top Adivasis to play for India, was known for his polite and gentle nature. Though he had a light built but was one of the toughest fullbacks in the history of the game. It was difficult to dodge past him.

He was given the Arjuna Award in 1972.

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Brig Harcharan Singh (retd), Brig HJS Chimni, Ajit Pal Singh Kular, and Ashok Dhyan Chand = all members of the 1975 World Cup champion team - and several other Olympians and international hockey players expressed shock at his demise and described him as a great team player and a wonderful human being.

-PTC News

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