Prakash Padukone, a brilliant badminton player who has given his contribution to add jewels to Indian prestige. He belongs to a small village named as Padukone in Udupi, Karnataka. His father was the secretary of “Mysore Badminton Association” and he encouraged Prakash Padukone to go in the Badminton Field. After building his interest in badminton Prakash never looked back.In 1962, he won his state junior championship. In 1972, he won his national junior championship as well as the senior championship. He won his national championship for the next seven years continuously. He won his first international title in 1978 in Canada. He won “evening of champions” at London in 1979. Later he became the first Indian to win the men’s singles in “All England Championship”.
From 1993 to 1996 he was titled as the coach of Indian National Badminton Team and also served as the head of Badminton Association Of India. After retirement, he opened Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy and encourage the young generation of the country to add glory to India’s prestige by showing their dedication in Badminton. He won many titles in many competitions like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Cup and World Grand Prix.