Azam Khan, thought to be one of many biggest squash gamers, has died from the coronavirus in the UK, his household stated on Saturday.
Azam, 95, had gained the British Open 4 occasions between 1959 and 1962.
He was the youthful brother of squash legend Hashim Khan, who gained the British Open seven occasions between 1951 and 1958, and an uncle of squash nice Jahangir Khan.
Jahangir instructed DawnNewsTV that Azam’s relations had confirmed he died of Covid-19.
Expressing grief on the squash nice’s demise, Jahangir stated together with Hashim, Roshan Khan and Mohibullah Khan senior, Azam had performed a serious function in acquainting the Pakistani nation with squash.
(L-R) Roshan Khan, Azam Khan and Hashim Khan. — Picture courtesy Jahangir Khan
“These players ruled the world of squash for 13 years despite the difficulties they must have had to face in the initial years of Pakistan’s independence,” Jahangir stated, terming them “legends”.
After his brother, Azam had continued the household’s affiliation with the game’s most coveted title, firstly ending as runner-up to Hashim, who handed away in 2013, in three British Open finals earlier than happening to say the title 4 occasions.
The 2 brothers have been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards on the World Squash Awards within the UK in 2008.
The Pakistan Cricket Board in a submit on Instagram stated it was “saddened with the news of” Khan’s passing and supplied its condolences to his household and buddies.
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