Prakash Padukone – Needs no introduction. Not just for the game but for his ‘down to earth’ attitude and humbleness.
RM Shankara – World Carrom Champion (2000 in New Delhi, 2004 in Sri Lanka). National champion twice. Has US Open and a Malayasian championship to his credit.He played in a club called Kiran Carrom Club near Kalasipalyam. Shankara is hoping to get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
The state govt (during HDK regime) rejected his request for a site (land) to build a house. Tamil Nadu Government gve him a job with Indian Airlines and helped him pursue his passion. We continue to do a great job in snubbing non-cricketers.