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Badminton great Padukone recovering from COVID-19

IMAGE: Prakash Padukone, who’s the primary Indian to win the distinguished All England Championships title in 1980, is more likely to be discharged later this week. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

Legendary Indian badminton participant Prakash Padukone has examined constructive for COVID-19 and is recovering from the an infection at a hospital in Bengaluru.

 

The 65-year-old, who’s the primary Indian to win the distinguished All England Championships title in 1980, is more likely to be discharged later this week.

“Around 10 days back, Prakash, his wife (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha), they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out to be positive,” Vimal Kumar, an in depth pal of the legendary shuttler and director on the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), stated.

“They got themselves isolated but after a week Prakash’s fever didn’t come down, so last Saturday, he was admitted to a hospital here in Bengaluru.

“He is okay now. All his parameters are high quality, his spouse and daughter are at dwelling and he too can be hopefully discharged in 2-3 days,” he added.

One essentially the most revered figures in world badminton, Padukone had emerged as a job mannequin of Indian sports activities throughout his enjoying days within the Seventies and Eighties.

Padukone was additionally the primary Indian to win a medal on the World Championships after clinching a bronze within the 1983 version.

He was additionally the primary Indian to be ranked world primary after reaching the feat in 1980 following back-to-back title wins on the Denmark Open, All England Championships and Swedish Open.

Following his retirement in 1991, Padukone served because the chairman of Badminton Association of India (BAI). He was additionally the coach of the Indian group from 1993 to 1996.

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