Deepika Padukone was spotted in Tirupati on Friday, along with father-former badminton champion Prakash Padukone on the occasion of his 67th birthday.

Prakash Padukone was on born 10 June 1955 in Bangalore was ranked World No. 1 in 1980.

Badminton in India has been synonymous with the Father of Badminton - Prakash Padukone before the other champions like Pullela Gopichand, PV Sindhu etc.

He was the first Indian to win the men's singles title at the All England Championship in 1980.

A prolific player Prakash Padukone was known as the 'Gentle Tiger' on the court.

He bagged over 20 International titles before he retired in 1989.

A rare pic of Prakash Padukone with South actress Sridevi ( Source Kumudam Magazine)

As co-founder, with Geet Sethi, of the Olympic Gold Quest, Padukone supports more than 150 Indian athletes.