The 20-year-old clocked 25.11 seconds to bag the top prize in the FINA-accredited Olympic qualifying event on Saturday night.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had permitted competitive training starting 15 October and swimmers across select states that have resumed activities have been slowly but steadily getting back to the sport.
SAI sanctions two-month training for swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj and Kushagra Rawat in Dubai
Khade (50m freestyle), Nataraj (100m backstroke) and Rawat (400m freestyle) have breached the 'B' qualification mark for the Olympics.
Swimmers in the country have not entered the pools since 25 March, when the first coronavirus-forced lockdown was announced.
Vijender Singh, Sanjeev Rajput, Srihari Nataraj, other stars plead for caution as discussion rages on whether competitions can resume
Some sports stars across disciplines wanted the waiting period to continue before resuming competitions, while others spoke about the loss it would cause to fitness and readiness.
Swimmer SP Likith wants swimming pools to reopen for training, says, 'we have to live with what's happening'
Several countries including parts of Australia and UK are opening swimming pools, allowing athletes to return to training.
Firstpost Masterclass: 'Swimming is more mental than physical,' Srihari Nataraj decodes various aspects of sport
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Srihari decodes the various aspects of swimming. He talks about the training methods, diet, mental strength, body language and more.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Pullela Gopichand praises SAI initiative of providing online workshops for athletes during lockdown
The SAI sessions on opening day was attended by athletes and para-athletes from all sport, including Olympic probables shooters Divyash Panwar, Apurvi Chandela, Abhishek Verma, Anish Bhanwala, boxers Lovlina Borgohain and Nikhat Zarin
Khelo India Youth Games 2020: All-round Maharashtra maintain top spot; Assam swimmer Shivangi Sarma wins fourth gold
Assam's Shivangi Sarma grabbed her fourth swimming gold even as Maharashtra's all-round show across disciplines consolidated their position at the top of medals tally at the Khelo India Youth Games on Sunday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: National record holding swimmer Srihari Nataraj looking to book berth for Summer Games
Srihari Nataraj, who holds the national record in 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke, said his immediate aim is to book a berth in the Tokyo Olympics.
South Asian Games 2019: Swimmers, wrestlers shine on Day 6 as India wins 49 medals to pull ahead in overall tally
With a whopping 49 medals, including 29 gold, won by the Indians on Saturday, India has left hosts Nepal far behind in the second spot
The sanction is for the period between October to December this year, and will be paid to each athlete as a sum of Rs 10000 a month.
Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Kushagra Rawat bags fourth gold; Srihari Nataraj sets new event record
Kushagra Rawat triumphed in 400m freestyle to bag his fourth gold medal while Srihari Nataraj created a new meet record on his way to gold in 100m backstroke at the Asian Age Group Championship at Bengaluru on Thursday.
Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: India collect ninth gold after winning men's 4x100 medley relay
The Indian men's 4x100m medley relay team comprising Srihari Nataraj, Sajan Prakash, Likith SP and Virdhawal Khade won India's ninth gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Swimming Championship at Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Stephanie Rice interview: Swimming legend speaks about starting an academy in India, blueprint for success in the pool and more
In Mumbai to announce the launch of the Stephanie Rice Swim Academy in India, Stephanie Rice spoke to Firstpost about leaving a lasting legacy, the blueprint for achieving success in swimming and more.
Asian Age Group Championships: Indian men's relay team clinches 4x100m gold; women's swimming team win silver
The Indian swimming quartet, comprising Srihari Nataraj, Anand Anilkumar, Sajan Prakash and Virdhawal Khade, clocked 3:23.72 seconds, almost five seconds faster than the Iran team to clinch gold in 4x100m men's freestyle relay.
Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Virdhawal Khade, Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj aim for Olympic 'A' qualification mark
Srihari clocked the Olympic B qualification time in 100m backstroke at the FINA Junior World Championships last month.
TOPS list ignores Komolika Bari and Srihari Nataraj at crucial juncture, needs to have balance while choosing athletes
There must be a sense of fair play and balance when it comes to choosing athletes to be on the list of the country’s premier support system for athletes. The known names, without a shadow of a doubt, deserve government support. But when it entails the withdrawal of support for talented but voiceless young athletes, it does not speak much of the system.
Senior National Aquatic Championship: Srihari Nataraj ends campaign with four gold medals, three national records
Srihari created a national record in the men's 100m backstroke, his last individual event of this meet. He finished with a time of 55.63s. He broke his own record of 56.53, which set last year.
Senior National Aquatic Championship: Srihari Nataraj steals limelight on Day 4, bags gold medals in two events
Srihari Nataraj won the men's 100m freestyle title before bettering his own national record to win the gold in the 50m backstroke event of the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship on Tuesday.