Nisha Rathode (Editor)

S M Arif

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Occupation  Badminton coach

Name  S. Arif

Born  29 January 1944 (age 71) (1944-01-29) Hyderabad
Similar People  Pullela Gopichand, Chetan Anand, Saina Nehwal

S m arif sir backhand

Syed Mohammed Arif (born 29 January 1944), popularly known as Arif Saahab, is an Indian badminton coach. He is a recipient of Dronacharya Award and Padma Shri Award by the Government of India.


S. M. Arif httpsiytimgcomvibTPjr3StnQhqdefaultjpg

Early life

S. M. Arif Badminton Unlimited Badminton Coach SM Arif YouTube

S. M. Arif is from Hyderabad, Telangana. He received his B.Sc. from University of Hyderabad. He also played cricket at School, led Anwar ul Uloom college for four years and played for Deccan Blues in the HCA league. He quit after being sidelined by his cricket coach and pursued badminton.


S. M. Arif Coaching clinic by Padmashree and dronacharya Awardee S M Arif

S. M. Arif, during his college days, won the inter-varsity badminton championship by representing University of Hyderabad. He also represented Andhra Pradesh in several national tournaments.

S. M. Arif Bonds that last a lifetime

He earned a diploma in badminton coaching from National Institute of Sports at Patiala. In 1974, he joined the national panel of coaches for badminton and in 1997 he was appointed as the National Chief Badminton Coach. Arif coached several Indian badminton players, including the former All England Badminton Champion Pullela Gopichand, the former Indian National Badminton champions P. V. V. Lakshmi, Jwala Gutta, and Saina Nehwal.


S. M. Arif Pillar of badminton Arif ignored by Gopichand and two telugu
  • Dronacharya Award, Government India for his contribution to Indian Badminton - 2000.
  • Meritorious certificate award, Badminton World Federation
  • Padma Shri - 2012

  • S. M. Arif The joy of having produced a GOPI CHAND


    S. M. Arif Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Pullela Gopichand
    Saina Nehwal
    Chandan Ka Palna