Badminton player, Prakash Padukone recieved Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu yesterday, and his family was present at the ceremony to support and celebrate his achievements. Deepika Padukone, who is currently receiving praise for her performance in Padmaavat, also accompanied her father in the event, along with sister Aniha and mother Ujjala. Deepika was attired in a gorgeous, peach colored sari, courtesy of Sabyasachi. She took many photographs of her father, and family members, and even got emotional while Prakash was receiving the award. She was seen tearing up during the ceremony because of how proud and happy she felt for her father.
Prakash spoke about receiving the award, “It is a great honor and privilege to receive this lifetime achievement award in its inaugural year because I am the first recipient of this award. I would also like to remember the support given by BAI and my state association, the Karnataka Badminton Association at that time inspite of having limited resources. Thanks to family, parents, sibling, wife and daughters without whom I would not have become the administrator, the coach, or the person that people have known me to be. I share this award with all the other players who played with me and also with my family.”
PV Sindhu, who also graced the ceremony took a selfie with the whole family and wrote, “Many congratulations to Prakash Padukone sir for the Lifetime Achievement Award and also had a lovely time with the family and with one of my favourite Deepika Padukone.”
Deepika, has given many interviews due to the release of the movie and said that she is feeling very happy and relieved that the movie has been released and everyone involved in the making of it has been getting high praises for their work and performances.
Also delighted to confer the Life Time Achievement Award to legendary Badminton player Shri Prakash Padukone. He is a huge inspiration to all the aspiring sportsmen and women in the country. @bwfmedia pic.twitter.com/dTSXBriv3Y
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) January 29, 2018
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) January 30, 2018