Hashim Khan

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Hashim Khan (Urdu: ہاشم خانc. 1910 to 1914 – 18 August 2014) was a Pakistani squash player. He won the British Open Squash Championships (BOSC) a total of seven times, from 1951 to 1956, and then again in 1958. During the 1950s, the BOSC was the de facto squash world championship. The movie based on Khan's life Keep Eye on Ball: The Hashim Khan Story was released in 2009 and was directed by Josh Easdon.

Khan was born in Nawakille, a small village near Peshawar, British Raj (now Pakistan). He family were Pashtuns. During the 1960s, he moved to the United States and lived in Denver, Colorado. He had twelve children.

Khan died from congestive heart failure on 18 August 2014 in Aurora, Colorado. There are many disputes of his exact age but he is believed to have been at least 100.[1]

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  1. Bernstein, Adam (August 19, 2014). "Hashim Khan, seven-time world squash champion, dies". The Washington Post. Retrieved 26 August 2014.

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