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Nirupama Mankad

Nirupama Mankad nee Vasant (born January 17, 1947 in Karachi, now in Pakistan) is a former Indian tennis player. Nirupama Mankad is the daughter of G. Vasant, a leading tennis player in India in his time. She is married to Ashok Mankad, a former Indian Test cricketer. Their son Harsh Mankad is an Indian Davis Cup player. Mankad won the Asian Women's tennis championship in 1965 at the age of 17. She played Wimbledon junior event in 1965 and partnered Anand Amritraj in the mixed doubles event in 1971, reaching the second round. She was India's top ranked tennis player between 1965 and 1978, winning the national championship seven times during this time. She won the Indian government's Arjuna award in 1980.

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