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Pankaj Advani

September 16, 2009

Pankaj Advani, the 24 years old Indian, won the World Billiards Champion 2009 by defeating the 41-year-old Mike Russell. He  is considered to be the best billiards players India has got after Geet Sethi. Pankaj got the honor of three world titles in billiards and snooker.BILLIARDS-IND-ADVANI

Advani studied at the Frank Anthony Public School,Bangalore. He completed his business communications from Sri Bhagawan Mahavir Jain College, Bangalore. He was spotted by Arvind Savur, former national snooker champion, when he was a 10-year-old who used to accompany his elder brother to the Karnataka State Billiards Association hall. Advani showed promise and talent from a young age, he made a notable achievements by winning three world titles at the tender age of 19.

Advani became the youngest national snooker champion at the age of seventeen and went on to achieve accolades internationally as well. He is the first player who got to complete a grand double by winning both the points as as well as the time format titles in the IBSF World Billiards championship in Malta in 2005. He has also achieved the world snooker title in 2003.

He became the first player to complete a grand double by winning both the points format as well as the time format titles in the IBSF World Billiards championship in 2005. He also won the very popular Indian sports award the – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2005.

I am sure this young man is soon going to add more feathers, gain more accolades for himself and his country.

Goodluck Pankaj!!!

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