Prakash Padukone has been hospitalised in Bangalore on Tuesday after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
“Round 10 days again, Prakash, his spouse (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha), they developed signs and bought themselves examined and the outcomes got here out to be optimistic,” Vimal Kumar, an in depth pal of the legendary shuttler and director on the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), instructed PTI.
“He’s okay now. All his parameters are positive, his spouse and daughter are at residence and he too will likely be hopefully discharged in 2-3 days,” he added.
The 65-year-old, who grew to become the primary Indian to win the celebrated All England Championships title in 1980, is prone to be discharged later this week. He has taken his first dose of the vaccine and he’s presently awaiting the second.
Padukone was additionally the primary Indian to win a medal on the World Championships after clinching a bronze within the 1983 version. He was additionally the primary Indian to be ranked world primary after attaining the feat in 1980.
Following his retirement in 1991, Padukone served because the chairman of the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI). He was additionally the coach of the Indian group from 1993 to 1996.