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Badminton legend Prakash Padukone tests positive for Covid-19

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New Delhi: Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was hospitalised in Bengaluru after testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

Padukone along with his wife (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha) tested positive for the virus.

He was hospitalised after a prolonged fever.

“Around 10 days back, Prakash, his wife (Ujjala) and daughters (Deepika and Anisha), they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out to be positive,” Vimal Kumar 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.

The 65-year-old Padukone is the father of Bollywood star Deepika Padukone.

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