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Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died

Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died on 18 August 2014. He died due to congestive heart failure.

Aug 20, 2014 18:38 IST
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Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died on 18 August 2014. He died due to congestive heart failure. He was believed to be 100. He died at his home in Aurora, Colorado.

About Hashim Khan

  • He was born in Nawakille near Peshawar in Pakistan in 1916.
  • In 1942, Khan became a squash coach at a British Air Force officers' mess. In 1944, he won the first All-of-India squash championship in Bombay, and successfully defended this title for the next two years.
  • When Pakistan became an independent state, he was appointed a squash professional at the Pakistan Air Force, and won the first Pakistani squash championship in 1949.
  • Hashim Khan had won seven British Open titles from 1951 to 1958.
  • He won his first British Open title at the age of 37, by defeating the four-time defending champion Mahmoud El Karim of Egypt in 1951.

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