11 September, Kochi
The renowned Indian Badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the first life time award by Badminton Association of India. Announcing the award at Kochi, the Association President Himantha Biswa Sarma said, Prakash Padukone has been selected for the award for his contributions to Badminton. The award carries cash prize of 10 lakh rupees with a citation which will be presented to him at New Delhi very soon.
Padukone had won the 1980 All England, besides bagging a bronze at the 1983 World Championship in Copenhagen. He also won a gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games. He was bestowed with the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982.