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Olympian and former Indian Hockey defender Michael Kindo passed away

Rourkela 31/12/20:: Olympian and former Indian Hockey defender Michael Kindo passed away while undergoing treatment at the Ispat General Hospital (IGH), Rourkela today. He was 74.

Hospital sources said Kindo breathed his last at around 3:15 PM. He had been unwell for past several days and was admitted to the IGH. He was a resident from Jharkhand.

Kindo was a recipient of the Arjuna Award. He represented India in 1972 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. He was a member of the Indian Hockey team that won the World Cup in 1975.

He represented the Odisha Hockey team and won awards on several occasions after joining the RSP.

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