Prakash Padukone is the first Indian to win All England Badminton Championship. He won the coveted All England Open title in 1980 with a victory over Liem Swie King of Indonesia.
Prakash Padukone was born on 10 June 1955. He was initiated into
badminton by his father Ramesh Padukone who was the Secretary of the
Mysore Badminton Association. He won the National Junior Title and
Senior Title in the year 1972 and thereafter he won the National Title
consecutively for the next seven years, until 1979. Prakash Padukone won
his first major international title in 1979 at the Commonwealth games.
He also won the London Masters' Open, the Danish Open and the Swedish
Prakash Padukone was awarded with Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma
Shri in 1982.