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Jahangir Khan , (born 10 December 1963, in Karachi, Pakistan) (sometimes spelled " Jehangir Khan ") is a former World No. 1 professional squash player from Pakistan, who is considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of the game. Jahangir Khan is originally from Neway Kelay, Peshawar.During his career he won the World Open six times and the British Open a record ten times. From 1981 to 1986, he was unbeaten in competitive play. During that time he won 555 matches consecutively, the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records. He retired as a player in 1993, and has served as President of the World Squash Federation from 2002 to 2008, when he became Emeritus President Playing career Jahangir was coached initially by his father, Roshan , the 1957 British Open champion, then by his late brother Torsam . After his brother's sudden death he was coached by his cousin Rehmat Khan , who guided Jahangir through most of his career. Jahangir was a sickly child and physically very weak. Though the doctors had advised him not to take part in any sort of physical activity, after undergoing a couple of hernia operations his father let him play and try out their family game. [ verification needed ] In 1979, the Pakistan selectors decided not to select Jahangir to play in the world championships in Australia, judging him too weak from a recent illness. [ verification needed ] Jahangir decided instead to enter the World Amateur Individual Championship and, at the age of 15, became the youngest- ever winner of that event. [ verification needed ] In November 1979, Jahangir's older brother Torsam, who had been one of the leading international squash players in the 1970s, died suddenly of a heart attack during a tournament match in Australia. Torsam's death profoundly affected Jahangir. He considered quitting the game, but decided to pursue a career in the sport as a tribute to his brother. [ verification needed ] Notable achievements[ edit ] Won World Amateur Championships at age 15 Youngest ever World Open Champion (aged 17) Unbeaten in 555 consecutive matches over 5 years and 8 months Won the British Open Championship 10 times in succession (1982-1993) Six-times World Open Champion First player to win World Open Championships without dropping a game Played longest squash match in history (1983) – 2 h, 46 min
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Five-year unbeaten run[ edit ] In 1981, when he was 17, Jahangir became the youngest winner of the World Open, beating Australia's Geoff Hunt (the game's dominant player in the late-1970s) in the final.
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