Actor Deepika Padukone’s father and badminton player Prakash Padukone has been admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru as he tested positive for COVID-19 along with his wife Ujjala Padukone and younger daughter Anisha Padukone.
According to reports, the 65-year-old badminton player is currently recovering as he started to develop symptoms 10 days ago. He is also likely to get discharged later this week. The director of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) and a close friend of the family, Vimal Kumar said, “Around 10 days back, Prakash, his wife (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha), they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out to be positive.”
Prakash Padukone is the first Indian to win All England Championships title in 1980. Kumar added that the family members had isolated themselves but Prakash was admitted last Saturday after his fever didn’t come down.
He added, “He is okay now. All his parameters are fine, his wife and daughter are at home and he too will be hopefully discharged in 2-3 days.”
Prakash Padukone enjoyed many victories in his time. He scored a bronze medal in World Championship in 1983 and continued to be an inspiration for badminton players. Deepika Padukone, like many celebrities such as Bhumi Pednekar and Alia Bhatt, has been active on Instagram sharing useful information for their fans and followers during the on-going crisis. Padukone in a recent post talked about the mental toll of the pandemic. Padukone said that she and her family are among millions of people who are trying to stay afloat. “let us not forget that our emotional well-being in this current crisis, is equally important! Remember, You Are Not Alone. We are in this Together. And most importantly, there is Hope.”
According to the recent data, Karnataka reported 44,438 fresh cases on Monday making the total case count reach 16 lakhs and above. A reported number of 16,250 people have died due to the virus in the state so far. Bengaluru urban area alone reported 22,112 cases.