Birth Anniversary of Pankaj Advani (Snooker Player)
• Pankaj Advani is a world-renowned snooker player from India. • Pankaj Advani holds the record of being the youngest national snooker champion at the age of 17. • Pankaj Advani is the second cueist to win both the billiards and snooker amateur world titles. • In the year 2005 Pankaj Advani achieved a historical feat by becoming the first player to win both the Time and Points format titles in the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Malta. • Pankaj Advani is the recipient of the 2005-2006 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sports award in India. • By defeating Devendra Joshi in the Points format and seven-time world champion Geet Sethi in the longer format of the 2005 IBSF World Billiards championship Pankaj Advani became the first player to win in both the formats.