First Lifetime Achievement Award to Prakash Padukone

The renowned Indian Badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the first life time award by Badminton Association of India (BAI). He has been selected for the award for his contributions to Badminton.

The award carries a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees with a citation which will be presented to him in New Delhi. Padukone had won the 1980 All England, besides bagging a bronze at the 1983 World Championship in Copenhagen.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Mr. Himantha Biswa Sarma is the President of Badminton Association of India.
  • Mr. Padukon was bestowed with the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982.
  • He also won a gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

Source- The Livemint

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