Former Para-badminton & Para-athlete Ramesh Tikaram dies due to COVID-19. Tikaram won many Silver, Gold medals in shotput and Javelin throw including an international meet in Nottingham in 1995. Tikaram became the founder secretary of the Badminton Sports Association of India for the Challenged, now known as the Para-Badminton Association of India in 2000.


In 2002 Ramesh Tikaram named for Arjuna Award for his better performance in Para-badminton & Para-athlete.