Deepika Padukone wishes father on his birthday: My greatest off-screen hero

Deepika Padukone wishes father on his birthday: My greatest off-screen hero

deepika padukone, prakash padukoneDeepika Padukone shared an old photo with her father Prakash Padukone. (Photos: Deepika Padukone/Instagram)

Actor Deepika Padukone on Wednesday wished her father, former badminton player Prakash Padukone, on his 65th birthday, calling him her “greatest off-screen hero.”

Deepika took to Instagram and posted a note for her father along with a throwback picture of the duo.

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“To the greatest off-screen hero I could have ever had! Thank you for showing us that being a true champion is not only about one’s professional achievements, but also about being a good human being! Happy 65th Birthday, Pappa ! We love you,” she captioned the picture.

Prakash ranked World No 1 in 1980 and scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships the same year.

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For his exemplary career, he was honoured with the Arjuna award in 1972 and is also the recipient of Padma Shri.

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