Jahangir Khan – greatest player in the history of Squash

Jahangir Khan - King of Squash
Jahangir Khan – King of Squash

Jahangir Khan, a person for whom its very difficult to write that can justify his achievements and talent. In short he is the person who inrtoduced Pakistan to the world. He is the greatest player in the history of Squash till now and noone can break his records. He conquered the world with his racket.

Jahangir Khan was born in Karachi on 10th December 1963. His father, Roshan Khan was also a world renown Squash player, who had won British Open in 1957. Roshan wanted Jahangir to play Squash but during his early childhood, Jahangir was very weak and doctors suggested him not to play Squash as its a very tough game. Later his father and cousin Rehmat Khan coached him and brought him to the highest level of performance. Without any further discussion, I present his amazing records for you.
 
  •  Jahangir Khan is the youngest World Champion. he won World Open in 1981 by beating Aussie player Geoff Hunt. He was only 17 year old at that time.
  •  Jahangir Khan remained unbeaten for a record period of 5 years and more than 500 matches since his World Open victory mentioned above.
  • Jahangir Khan won British Open for consecutive 10 years (1982-1991).
  • Jahangir Khan won World Open 6 times (1981-1985 and 1988).
  • Jahangir remained champion of both softball and hardball Squash.

The great Khan retired in 1993 in Karachi. Government of Pakistan awarded Jahangir Khan with the following honours and awards:

  • Pride of Performance
  • Hilal-e-Imtiaz
  • Sportsman of the Millenium (title)

Jahangir Khan is the President of World Squash Federation these days and he is the one on whom all Pakistani nation feels to be proud.

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6 comments

  1. Being a proud and dignified ASSET of PAKISTAN.
    A man with his smiling face remained as conquer of the HEARTS of people’s in entire Pakistan, he introduced himself in entire world as a recognition and representation of Pakistan by his undefeatable terrific game, he got the room in the history of world an incredible and commemorative place by his GAME through golden worth seen words, which can not be omitted by anyone till the world gets ended.

    No doubt he is a PRINCE KHAN of SQUASH WORLD an IDEAL and LEGEND for YOUTH of PAKISTAN being a PROUD of PAKISTAN

  2. I congrates you to play a key role in promoting the Pakistan’s 61st Independence Day which is being celebrated across the country with great zest and festive fervor here on Thursday.

    Special prayers were offered for the development of the country in Morning prayers. The central ceremony was held at Jinnah Convention Center in Islamabad where Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani hoisted the flag.

    Also present in the occasion were Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Senate Chairman Mian Muhammad Soomro, federal ministers, Speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza, members of National Assembly, diplomats and other top officials.

    The sirens were rung at 8:58am in the morning while students sang the national anthem.

    Meanwhile, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. The chief minister Qaim Ali Shah hoisted the flag. Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad, members of provincial cabinet and assembly attended the flag hoisting ceremony.

    After the flag hoisting ceremony, Chief Minister, Governor on this occasion laid floral wreaths at the mausoleum and offered ‘Fateha’.

    In Lahore, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif attended the flag hoisting ceremony held at Hazoori Bag near Shahi Qila. Lahore Nazim Mian Amir Mahmood was also present on this occasion.

    Chief Minster Amir Haider Hoti attended the flag hoisting ceremony at Police Line in Peshawar while in Quetta Chief Minister Haji Aslam Khan Raisani hoisted the flag.

    Several events would be held across the country to celebrate 61st birthday of the country.

  3. Just a little more accurate representation, he was unbeaten for 555 matches. A feat unheard of in squash, and even more so, unheard of or every repeated in the history of sports. No sports man/woman, has EVER had an unbeaten 555 plays in any sports field.

    He is a walking legend!

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