|Name Akhilesh Das||Role Politician|
Dr akhilesh das gupta s contributions to the society are countless
Akhilesh Das Gupta (31 March 1961 – 12 April 2017) was an educationist, professor, Indian politician and philanthropist. He was the son of Freedom Fighter Babu Banarasi Das, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was the President of Badminton Association of India, Vice President of Badminton Asia Confederation, Member - Executive Council of Badminton World Federation & Vice President of Indian Olympic Association.
- Dr akhilesh das gupta s contributions to the society are countless
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- Early life and education
- Professional Life
- Fraud Allegations
- Extra curricular activities
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Early life and education
Akhilesh Das Gupta (born on 31 March 1961) had done schooling at Colvin Taluqdars College, Lucknow, Diploma in Public Administration, LL.B., MBA & Ph.D. (Management). He had been a National Level Badminton Player and had represented the state of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) from 1977 to 1983. He had also represented the country in various International Badminton Tournaments.
Akhilesh Das Gupta, along with other higher officials of the Badminton Association of India were accused of fraud and nepotism, by favoring their own children for a goodwill trip to Japan, and were investigated by the CBI. The Japanese Government had sponsored a Badminton tournament in Tokyo as a means of promoting Japanese culture and values amongst Asian youth. The criteria for selection was that players be between 17 and 23 years and that they should have played at the regional or state level in that country.
According to the CBI, Akhilesh Das Gupta, along with other top officials such as Jitender Kochar DCBA general secretary, Harish Ahuja DCBA vice-president, Apinder Sabharwal former secretary of DCBA, Kamal Kumar Thapar former treasurer of DCBA and Harish Mittal former member, connived and had their own kin and wards posing as badminton players to be short-listed for the trip. No advertisement was published or any trial conducted for genuine badminton players. The CBI had completed the investigation and sent its report to the Sports Ministry, Government of India, but no action had been taken thus far.
Akhilesh Das Gupta died from a heart attack on 12 April 2017 in the early morning at his residence.
Under his guidance the sport of Badminton India has touched new heights and has become the second most popular sport in country after cricket. Under his leadership India has won back to back Olympic medals in the year 2012 and 2016 in badminton.