Puducherry anaesthesiologist shuttles among operation theatre and badminton court docket

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PUDUCHERRY: Medical superintendent of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer) Ashok Shankar Badhe manages to locate time no matter his busy time table to pursue his second passion –badminton. He spends a large amount of his enjoyment time gambling badminton to best his backhand flick serve, backhand go back and immaculate dropshot. It did now not come as a marvel for plenty as Badhe at the age of 63 bagged his maiden gold medal in singles and a bronze medal in doubles on the country wide masters’ badminton championship performed through the Masters’ Games Federation at Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Hitherto, success eluded Badhe a lot of these years. He represented Puducherry eight instances within the masters’ badminton championships among early Nineties and 2018 however couldn’t strike a medal. The 12 months 2019 turned things around, and Badhe gained a gold medal in singles beating Santhosh from Himachal Pradesh in instantly sets (21-18 and 21-15) in the very last. He efficaciously paired with Buljith Singh of Punjab and the pair needs to be content material with a bronze medal within the doubles’ occasion. Born on January 22, 1956, Badhe did his education, MBBS and MD in Nagpur. He took up badminton all through his faculty days and bagged numerous district level medals before turning into the captain of the badminton group in a government clinical college and health center whilst he pursued undergraduate and postgraduate medical programmes.

“People who watched my sport used to mention that my backhand and dropshots are my greatest strengths. They say I play an attacking game capitalising on my strengths,” said Badhe, who joined Jipmer in 1986. If medicinal drug isn’t within the genes of Badhe, an anaesthesiologist, then badminton is. His son, Sushrut Badhe, and daughter, Avanti Badhe, are state-stage badminton players. Badhe aspires to set up a badminton academy in Puducherry.