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Padukone to get Lifetime Achievement Award

Padukone to get Lifetime Achievement Award

Kochi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to the greats of the game who have made rich contributions to the cause of the sport in the country, with Prakash Padukone named as the first recipient of this maiden initiative.

The legendary player who is the only Indian male player to reach World No.1 ranking will be awarded a cash award of Rs 10 lakh and a citation.
The announcement was made by BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma on the sidelines of the Manorama BWF World Senior Championships.
"This is for the first time that BAI has come up with such an award as it is time we recognise the immense contribution of these stalwarts towards the growth of badminton in the country. And no other name would have been apt but Prakash Padukone, to confer the first award. A grand ceremony will be organised in Delhi soon to felicitate Padukone," Sarma said.
It was also announced that there will be a significant increase in the prize money for the Senior National Championships and close to one crore rupees will be given to the players from this year's Senior Nationals.
"We will be increasing the prize money close to 1 crore from this year and the players will be getting prize money from the pre-quarters stage." Sarma announced.

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