Prakash Padukone recovering from Covid


New Delhi, May 4

Legendary badminton player Prakash Padukone has tested positive for Covid-19 and is recovering in a hospital in Bengaluru.

The 65-year-old, the first Indian to win the prestigious All England Championships title in 1980, is likely to be discharged later this week.

“Around 10 days back, Prakash, his wife (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha), they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out to be positive,” former player Vimal Kumar, director at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, said.

“They got themselves isolated but after a week Prakash’s fever didn’t come down, so last Saturday, he was admitted to a hospital here in Bengaluru,” he added. “He is OK now.” — PTI 



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