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Davinder Ahuja

Davinder Ahuja

Badminton player
The basics
Occupation Badminton player
Country India
Date of birth Amritsar, Amritsar district, Punjab, India
Awards Arjuna Award
Education Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab, India
The details

Devinder Ahuja (born: December 25, 1949) is a former Indian badminton player. 

Ahuja was born on December 25, 1949, in Amritsar, Punjab.

He began his career at the age of 15 and won Punjab State Junior title in 1968 when he was 18. The following year, he became a Senior Champion and continued his winning streak in the next nine championships.

He represented India in Thomas Cup Tournament twice: in 1972-73, he beat New Zealand in Auckland, and in 1975-76, he beat Pakistan in Lahore. He was also a member of the Indian team that won the bronze medal in the 1974 Teheran Asian Games.

In the National Championship, although he reached the singles finals on four occasions, he wasn't able to win any championship. He lost to Prakash Padukone in all four finals.

In 1974-75, he and Romen Ghosh won the doubles title in the National Championship.

Ahuja received Arjuna Award in 1975.

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