Along with being an acclaimed actor, Deepika Padukone is also a talented badminton player. Deepika Padukone's love for the sport was passed down from her father, Prakash Padukone, who is a former professional Badminton player and was once ranked No 1 in the sport in 1980.
It was also the year when Prakash Padukone became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships. Today, March 23, 2020, is the day that Deepika Padukone's father made history 40 years ago.
40 years ago on this day Prakash Padukone won the All England Championship in London’s Wembley Arena. I’m sure @deepikapadukone would love to read this eye witness account by Shirish Nadkarni in @mid_day https://t.co/xpaoUqgKKP— Clayton J Murzello (@ClaytonMurzello) March 23, 2020
The above post was shared online by journalist Clayton J Murzello on his official Twitter page. In the post, J Murzello reveals that 40 years ago on March 23, 1980, Prakash Padukone won the All England Open Badminton Championships at the Wembley Arena.
He even shared a link to an eye witness account by Shirish Nadkarni in his tweet. This tweet was later reposted by Deepika Padukone, who also wrote down a heartfelt note in appreciation of her father's amazing feat.
Pappa,— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) March 23, 2020
Your contribution to Badminton and Indian Sport is immeasurable!
Thank You for your inspiring display of dedication,discipline,determination and years of hard work!
They don’t make you like you anymore...
We love you and are proud of you!
Thank You for being you!❤️ https://t.co/GjMV7lpd59
In her note, the Bajirao Mastani actor mentions how Prakash Padukone's contribution to Badminton and Indian sports is immeasurable. She then goes on to praise her father for his inspiring display for dedication, disciple, determination and years of hard work. Finally, Deepika Padukone says that she loves him and is proud of him, and thanks him for being himself.
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