Prakash Padukone, his spouse Ujjala and daughter Anisha had examined constructive for COVID-19.© TSTIME
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 was the primary Indian to win the celebrated All England Championships title in 1980, is prone to be discharged later this week. “Round 10 days again, Prakash, his spouse (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha), they developed signs and received themselves examined and the outcomes got here out to be constructive,” Vimal Kumar, a detailed pal of the legendary shuttler and director on the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), instructed PTI.
“They received themselves remoted however after per week Prakash’s fever did not come down, so final Saturday, he was admitted to a hospital right here in Bengaluru.”
“He’s okay now. All his parameters are wonderful, his spouse and daughter are at residence and he too will probably be hopefully discharged in 2-3 days,” he added.
One probably the most revered figures in world badminton, Padukone had emerged as a job mannequin of Indian sports activities throughout his taking part in days within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen 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, Prakash Padukone served because the chairman of Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI).
He was additionally the coach of the Indian workforce from 1993 to 1996.
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