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Friday, December 1, 2017

Jahangir Khan's Postage Stamp being issued by Japan Post

Time Magazine wrote in 2006,
“If winning is everything, then Khan is the greatest!”

In order to pay a tribute to the Pakistani squash legend Jahangir Khan, Japan Post has planned to issue a commemorative postage stamp. It is expected that the stamp will be issued on 10 December 2017, on the birthday of the great player. Reportedly Jahangir Khan will soon be invited to Japan to unearth the stamp during a ceremony.


Pakistan Post also issued a commemorative stamp in 1984 with Jahangir Khan's photo while playing squash. It was issued almost at the beginning of his prestigious career, which lasted from 1981 to 1993. He was not a legend at that time and no one expected the amount of victories he will bring home.

Jahangir Khan also served as President of World Squash Federation from 2002 to 2008, when he became Emeritus President.

The squash legend ruled the World of Squash for almost 13 years. From 1981 to 1986, he remained unbeatable in consecutive 555 matches, the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records. It is a record yet to be broken ... and I am sure it will never be broken.


During his career as a professional squash player, Jahangir won the World Open 6 times and the British Open a record ten times.

In 1981, Jahangir Khan — aged 17 — became the youngest winner of the World Open, beating Australia's Geoff Hunt in the final. That tournament also marked the start of an unbeaten run, which lasted for five years and eight months 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.”

I wish Pakistan Post would issue a set of stamps with the title "Sporting Legends of Pakistan" in future. It is heart-breaking to see different countries honouring Pakistani players while Pakistan Post not doing much.

  • St. Vincent issued a stamp on Imran Khan.
  • Maldives also issued a set of 2 x Mini-sheets on Wasim Akram in 2016 
  • Misbah-ul-Haq was featured on a stamp from Burundi in 2014. 
  • Shoaib Akhtar was featured on a stamp from Nevis in 2011.
  • Many more include Afridi, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Ahmed Shehzad, etc.

Below are a few of interesting reads:-

And an interesting video - A must watch for younger generation and a nostalgia for those who have seen Jahangir play.
And another one ;-)

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