Japan issues commemorative stamp to celebrate Jahangir Khan’s career

The Japanese government has paid tribute to squash legend Jahangir Khan by issuing commemorative stamp in his name.

According to sources in the Japanese government, Jahangir will also soon be invited to their country where an event would be organised to celebrate his success.
 
The squash legend is famed for winning 555 matches, which is a record yet to be broken.
 
During his career as a professional squash player, Jahangir won the World Open six times and the British Open a record ten times.
 
In 1981, aged just 17 years-of-age, Jahangir became the youngest winner of the World Open, beating Australia's Geoff Hunt in final. That tournament also marked the start of an unbeaten run, which lasted for five years and 555 matches which finally came to end in the final of the World Open in 1986 in France when he lost to Ross Norman.
 
In his book Winning Squash, Jahangir Khan mentions how his future was brushed aside in the beginning.
 
“I was told I would never become world champion. I was the youngest, smallest, feeblest and sickest of the family,” he writes in the book. “Neither the doctor nor my father believed there was any chance for me to become a good squash player.”
 
Jahangir Khan is a man whose name is synonymous with squash. A man universally recognised as the world’s greatest ever player and an athlete who transcended his sports to be acknowledged as world’s greatest ever sportsman. A man who set the bar so high, precious few others have come close, never mind surpass his achievements.
 
Through courage, determination and personal sacrifice, Jahangir Khan overcame personal tragedy to dominate and ultimately transcend the world’s most physically demanding sport. Throughout his record breaking career, Jahangir Khan used and was synonymous with only one brand: UNSQUASHABLE.
 
UNSQUASHABLE is committed to developing equipment to be used by the world’s leading players because we believe that engineering equipment for professional competition makes for a better product for the everyday player.
 
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Jahangir Khan used UNSQUASHABLE rackets throughout his record breaking career.