India’s 1975 hockey World Cup-winning and 1972 Olympics bronze medal-winning team member Michael Kindo died at a hospital 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.
“His last rites will be completed tomorrow as his daughters are reaching only then.”
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.