He was 73, and is survived by his spouse, a son and two daughters.
“Michael Kindo passed away at the Ispat Typical Hospital thanks to age relevant issues. He was bed-ridden for rather some time and was also struggling from despair,” a spouse and children source informed PTI.
“His previous rites will be done tomorrow as his daughters are reaching only then.”
Kindo was bestowed with the Arjuna Award in 1972.
Kindo, a full again in his enjoying days, was a member of the team that gained the lone Earth Cup for India in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, beating arch rivals Pakistan in the final.
He was also in the staff that won a bronze medal in the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He scored a few targets in that version of the Games.
Hockey India condoled his death.
“We are deeply saddened by the demise of our previous hockey participant and 1975 Planet Cup winner, Michael Kindo. We mail out our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones,” the Hi explained in a tweet.
We are deeply saddened by the demise of our former hockey participant and 1975 Planet Cup winner, Michael Kindo. We sen… https://t.co/lcnINLlqfd
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 1609414821000
Odisha Main Minister Naveen Patnaik explained Kindo as a “tribal icon”.
“Deeply saddened to know the passing absent of hockey legend and Arjuna Awardee #MichaelKindo, a tribal icon and element of India’s Environment Cup winning group of 1975. My views are with his household and lovers,” Patnaik explained in his official Twitter handle.
Deeply saddened to know the passing absent of hockey legend and Arjuna Awardee #MichaelKindo, a tribal icon and part… https://t.co/QZUPylwjBA
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) 1609418693000
Previous India captain Dilip Tirkey also condoled Kindo’s death.
“Hockey legend Michael Kindo will be remembered for his unforgettable sporting performances. He introduced home tons of satisfaction and laurels. Certainly a excellent hockey participant, he also built a mark as a wonderful mentor,” he tweeted.
Hockey legend Michael Kindo will be remembered for his unforgettable sporting performances. He brought dwelling heaps of pri… https://t.co/OlkWet0VK1
— Dilip Kumar Tirkey (@DilipTirkey) 1609414508000