Former World No. 1, Indian badminton player Prakash Padukone has tested positive for COVID-19. Padukone is the father of noted actress Deepika Padukone. According to media reports, the 65-year-old is recovering from the novel coronavirus and an infection at a hospital in Bengaluru and is most probably going to be discharged this week.
“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,” Vimal Kumar, a close friend of the family and the director at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), told PTI. “They got themselves isolated but after a week Prakash’s fever didn’t come down, so last Saturday, he was admitted to a hospital here in Bengaluru. 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,” he added.