PSA Mourns Death Of Hashim Khan
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have paid tribute to legendary Pakistan squash player Hashim Khan, who passed awayon Mondayat the reported age of 100.
A seven-time winner of the prestigious British Open from 1951-58, winning his first title at the age of 37, Khan was a preeminent force in world squash during the 1950s and is considered by many to have been one of the most talented players ever to set foot on a squash court.
The inaugural force in squash’s ‘Khan Dynasty’, Hashim Khan dominated the competition during his heyday before watching brother Azam (4), cousin Roshan (1) and nephew Mohibullah (1) claim further British Open titles before Jahanghir and Jansher Khan continued that domination through to the 1990s.
“Hashim Khan was a pioneer during his career and remained one of the most charismatic individuals in the sport throughout his lifetime,” said PSA Chief Operating Officer Lee Beachill.
“He was an inspiring character who was admired by all players and the catalyst behind Pakistan’s domination of world squash from the 1950s through to the end of Jansher Khan’s era in the late 1990s.
“His charm will be sorely missed and our condolences are with his family and friends at this time.”