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Indian badminton great Nandu Natekar passes away at 88

Indian badminton nice Nandu Natekar passes away at 88 | Badminton Information

India badminton legend Nandu Natekar breathed his final on Wednesday morning. He was 88-years-old. 
Natekar is well-known for his heroics within the courtroom, which additionally embody the honour of being the primary Indian to safe an abroad match. Natekar had achieved this big feat by profitable the Sellanger Worldwide in Malaysia in 1956. 
Indian Badminton Nice Nandu Natekar isn’t any extra. Ideas with Gaurav and the household.
— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) July 28, 2021
Natekar in his prime in the course of the Fifties had reached the quarterfinals of the distinguished All England Open and virtually three a long time later the shuttler went on to win the veterans occasion of the competitors within the doubles class. 
Natekar was honoured with sports activities gallantry honours, the Arjuna Award in 1961 and had additionally represented India on the 1965 Commonwealth Video games in Jamaica. 
One of many towering icons of Indian badminton, Nandu Natekar leaves behind a wealthy legacy, that we will cherish ceaselessly. 6-time nationwide champion & first Indian to win a world title in 1956, Natekar shall be remembered fondly for his drives, drops & smashes. Condolences.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 28, 2021
Saddened to listen to concerning the demise of the legendary Badminton Star Shri Nandu Natekar.
He was first Indian Badminton participant to get a world medal and was the primary sportsperson to obtain the Arjuna Award.
My heartfelt condolences to the household.
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) July 28, 2021
Natekar’s son, Gaurav, additionally a sportsperson, represented India in tennis and together with Leander Paes went on to safe a gold on the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Video games.  

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