News Gallery: Squash legend Hashim Khan passes away

Pakistan’s legendary Squash player, Hashim Khan passed away today on Tuesday at the age of 100, due to congestive heart failure after suffering from a long lasting illness in the United States.

Hashim Khan was suffering from a long lasting illness and was under strict treatment since last six months. Hashim Khan was a legendary Squash Leader. He won seven British Open titles, including his first in 1951 at an age when most players retire.

Hashim Khan moved to US in 1960’s with his family after being offered to teach squash at the Uptown Athletic Club in Detroit. In 1970’s, Hashim took pro position at the Denver Athletic Club.

Prominent personalities, including Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain has showed grieving concerns over the death of Hashim Khan. Both expressed sympathies to his family and followers and also prayed for his departed soul.