Legendary badminton subordinate Prakash Padukone was admitted to a infirmary successful Bengaluru aft helium tested affirmative for Covid-19. Padukone on with his woman and 2nd girl (Anisha) tested affirmative for the microorganism but the erstwhile badminton subordinate needed hospitalisation aft a prolonged fever.
Prakash Padukone, 65, is apt to beryllium discharged this week and is recovering good from Covid-19, according to badminton manager Vimal Kumar, who is besides the Director of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy successful Bengaluru.
"Around 10 days back, Prakash, his woman (Ujjala) and 2nd girl (Anisha), they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came retired to beryllium positive," Vimal Kumar told the Press Trust of India.
"They got themselves isolated but aft a week Prakash's fever didn't travel down, truthful past Saturday, helium was admitted to a infirmary present successful Bengaluru. He is good now. All his parameters are fine, his woman and girl are astatine location and helium excessively volition beryllium hopefully discharged successful 2-3 days," helium added.
One of the astir revered figures successful satellite badminton, Padukone had emerged arsenic a relation exemplary of Indian sports during his playing days successful the 1970s and 1980s. Padukone was the archetypal Indian to triumph the All England Championship rubric and the archetypal from the state triumph a medal astatine the World Championships aft clinching a bronze successful the 1983 edition.
He was besides the archetypal Indian to beryllium ranked satellite fig 1 aft achieving the feat successful 1980 pursuing back-to-back rubric wins astatine the Denmark Open, All England Championships and Swedish Open.
Following his status successful 1991, Padukone served arsenic the president of Badminton Association of India (BAI). He was besides the manager of the Indian squad from 1993 to 1996.