Badminton legend Prakash Padukone recovers from Covid-19, discharged from hospital

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone recovers from Covid-19, discharged from hospital
Badminton legend Prakash Padukone recovers from Covid-19, discharged from hospital

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone is making good recovery after having been discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he was admitted for a week due to Covid.

Padukone, who was hospitalised on May 1 as a precautionary measure as his fever was not subsiding, was discharged on Saturday, according to a report.

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Padukone’s family members too had returned Covid-positive but recovered in home isolation.

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone recovers from Covid-19, discharged from hospital

One the most revered figures in world badminton, Padukone had emerged as a role model of Indian sports during his playing days in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Padukone was also the first Indian to win a medal at the World Championships after clinching a bronze in the 1983 edition.

He was also the first Indian to be ranked world number one after achieving the feat in 1980 following back-to-back title wins at the Denmark Open, All England Championships and Swedish Open.

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

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