Nandu M. Natekar was the first sportsman to win the Arjuna award in 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).