If in case you don’t know who is Prakash Padukone then let me tell you. He is the father of Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone and the father-in-law of Ranveer Singh. Prakash is a badminton legend who made the sport popular in India. He was also the first Indian who won the prestigious All England Open, 40 years ago, on March 23, 1980.
Ranveer shared a heartfelt note on Instagram along with some photos of the player.
“40 years ago on this day, Prakash Padukone changed the fate of badminton forever. He won the All England Championship in London’s Wembley Arena, creating history for Indian sports. An unprecedented, landmark victory that shines everlastingly in the annals of time…#legend…#proud.”
View this post on Instagram
40 years ago on this day, #PrakashPadukone changed the fate of Badminton forever 🏸🏆 He won the All England Championship in London’s Wembley Arena, creating history for Indian sports 🇮🇳 An unprecedented, landmark victory that shines everlastingly in the annals of time 🌟 #legend #icon #proud
Deepika also penned down a note for his father, who is no more, “Papa, Your contribution to Badminton and Indian Sport is immeasurable! Thank You for your inspiring display of dedication, discipline, determination and years of hard work! They don’t make you like you anymore… We love you and are proud of you! Thank You for being you!”