Prakash Padukone was born on 10-06-1955 in Padukone, Udupi in the state of Karnataka, India. He is an Indian Badminton Player.

BIRTHDAY 10 June, 1955 (Friday)
BIRTH PLACE Padukone , Udupi , Karnataka
COUNTRY India
AGE (in 2020) 64 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Gemini
HEIGHT in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 171.96 lbs
CASTE N/A

Biography

Prakash Padukone, a brilliant badminton player who has given his contribution to add jewels to Indian prestige.  He belongs to a small village named Padukone in Udupi, Karnataka. His father was the secretary of  “Mysore Badminton Association” and he encouraged Prakash Padukone to go in the Badminton Field. After building his interest in badminton Prakash never looked back. In 1962, he won his state junior championship. In 1972, he won his national junior championship as well as the senior championship. He won his national championship for the next seven years continuously.  He won his first international title in 1978 in Canada. He won “an evening of champions” in London in 1979. Later he became the first Indian to win the men’s singles in the “All England Championship”.
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From 1993 to 1996 he was titled as the coach of the Indian National Badminton Team and also served as the head of the Badminton Association Of India. After retirement, he opened Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy and encourage the young generation of the country to add glory to India’s prestige by showing their dedication to Badminton. He won many titles in many competitions like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Cup, and World Grand Prix.
Prior to his retirement, he started Olympic Gold Quest through which, he supports young sportsperson. His foundation has supported various Olympians. He has also served as the coach of the Indian badminton team from 1993 to 1996.

1Honors & Awards

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1972 Badminton
Padma Shri Civilian Award 1982 Sports

 

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