India’s 1975 hockey World Cup-winning and 1972 Olympics bronze profitable workforce member Michael Kondo died at a hospital in Rourkela on Thursday resulting from age-related illnesses.
He was 73 and is survived by his spouse, 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 household supply instructed PTI.
“His last rites will be completed tomorrow as his daughters are reaching only then.”
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) December 31, 2020
Kindo was bestowed with the Arjuna Award in 1972.
Kindo, a full again in his taking part in days, was a member of the workforce that gained the lone World Cup for India in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, beating arch-rivals Pakistan within the last.
He was additionally within the workforce that gained a bronze medal within the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He scored three objectives in that version of the Games.
Hockey India condoled his demise.
“We are deeply saddened by the demise of our former hockey player and 1975 World Cup winner, Michael Kindo. We send out our heartfelt condolences to his family,” the HI stated in a tweet.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik described Kindo as a “tribal icon”.
Deeply saddened to know the passing away of hockey legend and Arjuna Awardee #MichaelKindo, a tribal icon and a part of India’s World Cup profitable workforce of 1975. My ideas are along with his household and followers.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 31, 2020
Former India captain Dilip Tirkey additionally condoled Kindo’s demise.
“Hockey legend Michael Kindo will be remembered for his memorable sporting performances. He brought home lots of pride and laurels. Undoubtedly a brilliant hockey player, he also made a mark as a great mentor,” he tweeted.