Mangaluru: Legendary Prakash Padukone said that he had never played badminton for either money, fame, awards, and was driven solely by the passion he had for the game.
“I never played for money or awards. I was driven by my love for the game and therefore got emotionally attached to it. After continuing to play in this fashion for some years, a determination to become world champion in badminton gave birth in my mind. I could achieve this dream through hard work,” said the player, who is now the director of Tata Padukone Badminton Academy.
He expressed his frank opinions and feelings after taking part in Manel Srinivas Nayak Interaction Series organized at MSNM Besant Postgraduate Management Institute, Bondel.
About his studies, he said he was never a bookworm but made it a point not to miss classes. Padukone explained that he studied in Kannada medium till seventh standard and took to English medium from eighth standard