Nandu Natekar

Quick Facts

Known As Nandu Natekar
imd1 for Badminton, Sport
  • Recipient of the first Arjuna Award instituted in 1961
  • Men’s Singles Champion in the Selangor International Tournament in Kuala Lumpur in 1956.
  • His victory was also the first international victory by an Indian badminton player.
  • Won National level Men's Singles and Doubles Championship, as well as Mixed Doubles, multiple times in India
  • Natekar and Meena Shaw won the Mixed Doubles title at Bangkok’s King’s Cup International Tournament in 1962.
  • Won the Men’s Singles title at the same event in 1963
Place / From Mumbai, Maharashtra