* In his remarks, Prakash Padukone discussed how badminton rose to become the “second most popular sport” in India.
* Cricket legend G.R. Viswanath was among those in attendance to honour the 1980 All England winner.
* Like Prakash Padukone, the legendary batter avoids the media, the camera, and public speaking. But he physically took the microphone to lead the praises because Padukone is ageless in this day of fleeting stardom.
* The attendees included former Indian batting champion V.V.S. Laxman, hockey stars Dhanraj Pillay and Arjun Halappa, international table tennis player Vasanth Bharadwaj, and badminton player Trupti Murgunde.
The SJFI’s president, A. Vinod, greeted everyone..Source : The Hindu