Vijay Madgavkar was a Maharashtrian representing Calcutta in badminton. He later moved to Goa and made it his home.
He was the first national badminton champion of India in the Men's Singles event in 1935 at the Calcutta Nationals.
In 1935 he partnered B Roy to claim the national doubles title.
Madgavkar was India 's first skipper of the Thomas Cup side. They lost in the semi-finals to Britain.
He was the first Indian to reach the finals of the All England Badminton Open in 1947.
His son Anil represented the country in Windsurfing and his grand-daughters Nisha, Annika and Ayesha have represented the country in the Asia Pacific Diving Championships.