Pride of Pakistan: Jehangir Khan

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Jahangir Khan of Pakistan with the trophy after becoming the men's British Open Squash Champion at Wembley Arena on 10th April 1984. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
Shukriya Pakistan

The game of squash was not meant for this boy from the town Neway Kelay.

Jehangir Khan was declared weak and unfit for sport by doctors and was operated a couple of times for hernia. But hadn’t been for his father, Roshan, Jehangir wouldn’t have ever become a conqueror in the world of squash.

Roshan’s support despite Jehangir’s ‘weak’ body played a key role in him becoming the youngest World Open winner at the age of 17 in 1981 by beating Geoff Hunt, one of the best then.

Jehangir, after this honour, never looked back. He went on to achieve a mesmerizing record of 555 consecutive wins which took place in a span of five years and eight months.

Jehangir won the British Open ten times consecutively from 1982 to 1993 and finished his career with six world open titles.

The maestro also made Pakistan proud by serving as the president of the World Squash Federation from 2002 to 2008.

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