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Suhas LY


World No. 3 SL4 Category

Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj (born 2 July 1983) is an Indian professional Para-Badminton player currently ranked world No.3 in Men’s Singles. Suhas is also an IAS officer of the 2007 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre, he is presently serving as District Magistrate of Gautam Buddha Nagar. He has also served as the District Magistrate of Prayagraj.

He became National Champion after winning Gold Medal in Men's Singles category at 2nd National Para Badminton Championships held at Varanasi in March 2018. At the 2016 Asian Para Badminton Championships,Beijing, China, he became the first Indian bureaucrat to win a professional International Badminton Championship.He won gold beating Hary Susanto of Indonesia in the finals when he was serving as District Magistrate of Azamgarh. He came to International attention when he won gold and became first ever serving Indian bureaucrat to represent and win a medal for India at global level.

In December, 2016, he became the recipient of Uttar Pradesh’s highest civilian honor, the Yash Bharti, which he received on 1 December 2016 by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. On 3 December, World Disabilities Day, he received award from the state government for his performances in para sports.[14] He also holds distinctive record for winning many awards while serving in his official capacity. He has been awarded for his performances by Governor of Uttar Pradesh for his duties related to elections, by Revenue Minister and Chairman, Board of Revenue for duties regarding revenue administration.

He has also qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics.

International Medals Won

International Gold

International Silver

International Bronze

Awards & Medals

Yash Bharti Award
Conferred by Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
Award for International Performance
Conferred by Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
Gold Medal
BWF Asian Para Badminton
1 Silver, 1 Bronze
China Para Badminton International
Silver & Bronze
Denmark Para Badminton Internatioanl