Actor Deepika Padukone’s father Prakash Padukone, a renowned Indian badminton player, has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. He is currently recovering from the virus at a Bengaluru hospital and is expected to be released later this week. Deepika’s mother, Ujjala, and sister Anisha Pdukone have also tested positive.

There are reports that around 10 days ago all three members of the Padukone family developed symptoms and got tested, which turned out to be positive. The three isolated themselves at home. But when Prakash Padukone’s fever continued even after a week, he was hospitalized on Saturday.

Prakash Padukone is a popular figure in the badminton world and the first Indian to win the prestigious All England Championships title in 1980.

Meanwhile, Deepika had recently shared links and information regarding mental health assistance amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. “As millions of us (me and my family included) strive to stay afloat, let’s not forget that our emotional well-being in this current crisis is just as important! Remember, you are not not alone. We’re in this whole. And more importantly, there’s Hope, “she wrote in her post.

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