Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj is an Indian professional Para-Badminton player and an Indian Administration Officer (IAS) of Uttar Pradesh cadre of the 2007 batch.Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj was the first to represent India in 2016 in Mens Para-Badminton, and he is a self-taught badminton player.In 2016, in Beijing, China, Suhas Lalinakere became the first Indian bureaucrat professional to win the Asian Para-Badminton Championship series. He beat his opponent Hary Susanto of Indonesia in the finals and won a gold medal when he was also serving as the District Magistrate of Azamgarh. Suhas Lalinakere came into the limelight when as an Indian bureaucrat, he won the gold in Mens Para-Badminton championships in 2016. Suhas while winning a gold medal in Asian Para-Badminton Championships in 2016.In a conversation with ANI News, ANI Suhas Lalinakere narrated that he felt like doing meditation while playing badminton. He further added that anyone could make proper use of a day if one had the passion to do something. He said, I love my work so I dont get tired while working also while practising badminton. Badminton is a spiritual exercise for me. It kind of field like meditation for me. Everyone has 24 hours a day,some people do, some people make excuses for that..Suhas Lalinakere is the recipient of the Yash Bharti award, Uttar Pradeshs highest civilian honour on 1 December 2016. He was given this award by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. The Times of India Suhas while receiving Uttar Pradeshs highest civilian honour, the Yash Bharti in 2016.On 3 December 2016, Suhas Lalinakere was honoured with an award for his extraordinary performances in para-sports by the state government on World Disabilities Day. BBC.Suhas Lalinakere was awarded by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh for his extraordinary performance in duties related to elections, and he was also honoured by the Revenue Minister and Chairman, Board of Revenue for his exemplary dedication to the revenue administration department in 2017. The Times of India.In 2017, Suhas Lalinakere was honoured with a certificate by Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for winning the medals for India internationally. A certificate of honour was provided to Suhas by the Paralympic Committee of India.In the general elections of 2017, his wife, Ritu Suhas was awarded for her excellent work in voter awareness.Suhass success mantra is, Follow your heart as disability lives in the mind. The Times of India.