| Nandu Natekar|
Ramnarain Ruia College
| Gaurav Natekar|
| Arjuna Award for Badminton|
Nandu Natekar is a former Indian badminton national champion.
Natekar has won over 100 national and international titles for India in a career spanning 15 years. Natekar was the first Indian to win a title abroad, in 1956. Natekar is a director of Natekar Sports and Fitness (NSF).
He won the Men's Doubles National Championship a total of six times, Men's Singles National Championship a total of six times, and Mixed Doubles National Championship a total of five times.
He is an alumnus of Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai. His son, Gaurav Natekar, is a seven-time Indian National Champion in tennis.
Won National level Men's Singles and Doubles Championship, as well as Mixed Doubles, multiple times in India.
He has reached the last 8 in the All England Championships.
Included among 'the Greats' in a souvenir published by Malaysia during the Thomas Cup series in 1954-55.
Men’s Singles Champion in the Selangor International Tournament in Kuala Lumpur in 1956. His victory was also the first international victory by an Indian badminton player.
Recipient of the first Arjuna Award instituted in 1961.
Voted the most popular sportsperson of India in 1961.
Natekar and Meena Shaw won the Mixed Doubles title at Bangkok’s King’s Cup International Tournament in 1962. Won the Men’s Singles title at the same event in 1963.
Represented India at the Commonwealth Games in Jamaica in 1965.
Awarded Meritorious Service Award by the IBF in 1989.
Honoured at the Jagatik Marathi Parishad in Mauritius in 1991.
Awarded Life-time Achievement Award by the Petroleum Sports Control Board of India in January, 2001.
Awarded Sahyadri Navratna Puraskar in 2002, titled Ratna Saurabh.
Nandu M. Natekar Wikipedia