Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Datuk Punch Gunalan - Badminton Master

Datuk Punch Gunalan, who passed away after a long illness on Aug 15, 2012 at 68 will always be honoured by Malaysians as the country's foremost Badminton Master.

From Salak Tinggi (Sepang) in Selangor, he is regarded as one of Malaysia's finest doubles and singles badminton players.

He first represented the country in the Thomas Cup in 1970 and became the country's top doubles team with Datuk Ng Boon Bee in the 1970s.

They were the world's leading men's doubles team throughout the decade, winning All England and the US, Canadian and Danish Opens.

Since his retirement in the late 1970s, he had coached and managed the national badminton team. He also became an official of the International Badminton Federation.