THE SANSKRIT MEANING of the word ‘Prakash’ translates to ‘bright light’. And it is perhaps fitting that the man who cast such a spectacular glow on Indian badminton, goes by that same name. Recently, the Badminton Association of India presented a long overdue, but much-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award to Prakash Padukone, the racquet wielding hero who laid the founding stones of inspiration in India’s now blossoming badminton legacy.
PV Sindhu and Pranaav Jerry Chopra /Sikki Reddy, the only ones to enter semi-finals while other Indian shuttlers end their campaign.
ASHWINI PONNAPPA/SATWIK along with Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap among other Indian shuttlers enter quarter-finals of India Open while Srikanth suffered shock defeat.
DEFENDING CHAMPION PV Sindhu and World No. 3 Kidambi Srikanth led the heavyweights into the second round of the India Open 2018.
Prakash Padukone who was the first shuttler to bring the country onto the map of world badminton has been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by BAI.