Indian badminton giant Prakash Padukone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award this year from the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
The federation shortlised the Indian legend’s name based on the award commission’s recommendation.
Padukone was the former World No.1 and first-ever Indian World Championships medallist. He has contributed immensely to the game.
The former Indian shuttler was also also honoured with the BAI’s Life Time Achievement Award in 2018.
“We are delighted to see BWF celebrating legendary Prakash Padukone’s contribution to the sport with this award. His contribution is massive in taking Indian badminton to where it is today. When it comes to developing the sport, a strong backbone of administrators, officials and corporate play key roles and it’s great to see they are also being recognised and praised for their support and contribution to the game. On behalf of BAI, I congratulate all the winners and hope with their continued support we will be able to take Indian badminton to greater heights,” BAI general secretary Ajay Singhania said in a statement.
The certificates and plaques will be given during the India Open 2021 to all the awardees.