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BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Padukone

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Badminton great Prakash Padukone will be conferred with the first Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by the Badminton Association of (BAI) for his rich contribution to the sport.

Announcing the award at a press conference here, BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma said the award will carry a citation and a award of Rs 10 lakhs.

He said BAI in its last executive meeting held in had decided that every year the federation will honour one important personality who has contributed towards badminton with a life time achievement award.

"The decision to honour Padukone was taken at the core committee meeting of the association held here today," Sarma said.

"He will be the first recipient of the lifetime achievement award. We will organise a function in to honour him," he added.

Padukone had won the 1980 All England, besides bagging a bronze at the 1983 World Championship in Copenhagen. He also won a gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

He was bestowed with the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 16:22 IST