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“They don’t make you like you anymore,” writes Deepika Padukone as she pays tribute to father Prakash Padukone

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On this day, 40 years ago badminton legend Prakash Padukone won the All England Championship in London Wembley Arena. Actress Deepika Padukone, elder daughter of Prakash Padukone was all praise for her father and took to Twitter to express her admiration.

“They don't make you like you anymore”, writes Deepika Padukone as she pays tribute to father Prakash Padukone

Retweeting an article written by an eye witness, Deepika wrote, "Pappa, Your contribution to Badminton and Indian Sport is immeasurable! Thank You for your inspiring display of dedication, discipline, determination and years of hard work! They don’t make you like you anymore...We love you and are proud of you! Thank You for being you!”

On March 23, 1980, Prakash became the first Indian badminton player to win the All England Open Championship. The legendary Prakash had defeated Indonesia's Liem Swie King 15-3, 15-10 at the Wembley Arena in London on that historic day.

Ranveer Singh too gave a fitting tribute to his father-in-law. Sharing images of Prakash Padukone in action, Ranveer wrote, "40 years ago on this day, #PrakashPadukone changed the fate of Badminton forever. He won the All England Championship in London’s Wembley Arena, creating history for Indian sports. An unprecedented, landmark victory that shines everlastingly in the annals of time."

On the acting front, Deepika, who was last seen in the film Chhapaak, will next be seen in ‘83, opposite husband Ranveer Singh.

Also Read: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s ‘ask session’ on Instagram was all about their love for each other and food!


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