Known as the ‘Gentle Tiger’ on court, Prakash Padukone, is the first Indian to reach the top of the World Badminton honours by winning the All England Championship in 1980. He won his first National Men’s singles at the Indian Nationals when he was only 15 years old (he also won the Juniors title at that Nationals) and went on to win it 9 years in a row from 1971 till 1979. 1980 was his best year, when he dominated the top European players, consistently beating Fleming Delfs, Morten Frost Hansen and Svend Pri (all All-England champions themselves), and won the Danish Open and the Swedish Open. Seeded third at the All-England, he beat Morten Frost in the semifinals and Liem Swie King in the finals in straight game thus becoming the first Indian to achieve this scintillating feat.
Prakash Padukone is the driving force of PSM and is actively involved in the company. His vision to provide quality high performance coaching to individuals of all levels is at the core of everything that PSM has to offer.