The history of Pakistan is full of sportsmen in every field of sports. This country have some legends in the field of sports. Jahangir khan is the legend of Pakistan squash. Jahangir’s nick name is ‘’The Conqueror’’ (translation of his first name).
He was born at Karachi on 10th December, 1962 (then capital of Pakistan). After the death of his elder brother torsam khan (former Pakistani squash player) Jahangir decided to continue his career give tribute to his brother. In his earlier career he is the youngest player to win the word open championship at the age of 17.
Jahangir khan won the English open squash championship title 10 consecutive time from (1982-1991). Jahangir khan won 6 time world open championship in his career. He has the record of unbeaten run in his career five years and 8 month during that time he won 555 games. This is a longest winning streak by an athlete in sports and he recorded his name in ‘’Guinness world record’’. He is the only player who win the world championship without dropping a single game.
In last 80s his rivalry started with another Pakistani squash player ‘’jansher khan’’ .Both Pakistani legends dominated the squash almost a decade. He retired in 1993 after remarkable career performance and helping Pakistan to win the world team championship in Karachi.
Pervez Musharraf About Jahangir khan
The Government of Pakistan honoured Jahangir khan with the civil award hilal-e-imtiaz and pride of performance. The London metropolitan university awarded with the honorary doctorate of philosophy for his contribution in the field of sport. He is the former president of world squash federation.
The former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf said on Jahangir khan achievements.
‘’Jahangir is the best squash player world ever known. If Hollywood only knew his story of tragedy, grit and determination it would make another movie like Chariots of fire. Many of those who know him consider him the best athlete who ever lived.’’
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