Ranveer Singh Praises Father-In-Law, Prakash Padukone As The Latter Recalls 1983 World Cup Victory

Ahead of Ranveer Singh's upcoming film, '83', here's how his 'dearest father-in-law', Prakash Padukone extended his support towards him!


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Ranveer Singh Praises Father-In-Law, Prakash Padukone As The Latter Recalls 1983 World Cup Victory

When a girl gets married, ensuring that she gets the best life partner, love and warmth is what every parent wants. Getting a son-in-law, who would support their daughter and them through thick and thin is a blessing. One such lucky man is the ace-badminton player, Prakash Padukone, who has got a son in the form of his daughter, Deepika Padukone's life partner, Ranveer Singh.

And we are pretty sure that Prakash Padukone is very much satisfied with his son-in-law, Ranveer Singh. In numerous interviews, we have heard from Deepika about the impact and values that her father, Prakash Padukone had imbibed into her. However, it is not just Deepika, who is super proud of her father for his achievements but also her husband, Ranveer Singh, who looks up to him as an inspiration. 

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Deepika and Prakash Padukone

On December 18, 2021, as a part of his upcoming movie, 83's promotions, Ranveer Singh took to his Instagram handle to share a video of his father-in-law, Prakash Padukone. In the video, we can see the ace-badminton player recalling his memories of the 1983 Cricket World Cup Finals when India had defeated West Indies for the first time in the history.

In the video, Prakash Padukone shared that he was playing in a tournament in Denmark. Therefore, he was devoid of watching the match live. However, he had kept a tab on the score via the radio and the BBC news. Sharing the video, Ranveer captioned it as:

“25th June, 1983, was a landmark day in the history of Indian sports. India won the world cup for the first time, most unexpectedly! We were in Denmark at that time. I was playing professional badminton. I couldn't see the match live. Trying to get the news either from the radio or BBC. When we heard that India had won the world cup, I think it was unbelievable. India had beaten the mighty West Indies in those days. That was a turning point for Indian cricket. From what was a sport, became a religion.” 

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Ranveer Prakash

On February 14, 2019, Deepika’s father, Prakash Padukone was felicitated with a prestigious award by a sports magazine for his contributions in the field of badminton. While Deepika had come to support her father, what we had loved the most was when the doting son-in-law, Ranveer Singh too, had come by to honour the legend. The paparazzi had grabbed the most out of this one-of-a-kind moment where Ranveer was seen cheering up his father-in-law. Check it out below:

On March 23, 2020, Ranveer Singh had proved that he’s an ideal son-in-law when he had posted a set of throwback pictures on his Instagram handle. In the pictures, we could see Prakash Padukone lifting the trophy as he had returned to India after winning the prestigious trophy in London. The doting son-in-law had penned a heartfelt note for his father-in-law, Prakash Padukone, along with the pictures, that could be read as:

“40 years ago on this day, #PrakashPadukone changed the fate of Badminton forever. He won the All England Championship in London’s Wembley Arena, creating history for Indian sports. An unprecedented, landmark victory that shines everlastingly in the annals of time #legend #icon #proud.” 

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Ranveer Singh's upcoming movie, 83 is slated for release on December 23, 2021.