Top 5 players of Snooker in India

Snooker was introduced in India by British military officers and gradually people began to play billiards in India, which gave birth to many famous billiard players from India.

Like many other games, the snooker has also made its mark on the international level because some great players have won many championships and received many awards. The following is a list of famous snooker players from India that you can read, know and expand your knowledge about.

5. Pankaj Advani

This top Indian billiard player was born in 1985. He completed his studies at Mahaveer Jain University, Bangalore and received billiard training from the former national billiard champion. Arvind Savur. He made his first appearance at the Asian Billiards Championship in 2002. He was the first player to win both the point format and time format titles in the World Billiards Championship in 2005. He won his 8th world title in the Professional Billiards World Championship. He is also the recipient of many awards. He received the Arjuna Award in 2004, followed by Rajiv Gajiv Gadhi Khel Ratna in 2006 and Padma Shri in 2009. This true legend is the inspiration for the next billiard players who make a mark publications in the world arena.

4. Geet Sethi

This famous player was born in 1961. He has set many records in the history of billiard players. He dominated the sports world until the 1990s. He won his first major British billiards in 1982. He made his mark on an international level when he won the IBSF World Amateur Billiards Championship in 1985. He was also the recipient of the highest sports award, the Rajiv Ganhi Khel Ratna award in 1992-1993. He received the Arjuna and Padma Shri awards in 1986 and the K.K Birla Award in 1993.

Geet Sethi

3. Ashok Sandilya

He was born in 1968. He made his first appearance in the National circuit in 1992. This player is also remembered for winning many awards. He won a double gold medal at the Asian Games held in Bangkok in 1998, followed by numerous awards. With respectable achievements at the International level, the Indian Government also honored him with the Arjuna Award in 1997. This famous player has bought many laurels for the country and is really an inspiration for Billiard players are coming in India.

2. Michael Ferreira

This famous player was born in 1938. He completed his educational program from Government Law University in Mumbai. He won the first World Amateur Billiards Championship and the Billiards Champion Open in 1977. He was the recipient of the Padma Shri Award in 1981 after winning the second world amateur title. He also won the Arjuna Prize in 1973 and the Mumbai government also awarded him the Shiv Chatrapati Prize in 1971.

Micheal Ferreira

1. Jones Jones

This famous player was born in 1922 and completed his educational program from the High School of Bishops and the High School. Vincent Vincent. This famous player has won India’s National Billiard Championship twelve times and won the World Amateur Billiards Championships in 1958, making India the first champion in any sport. He was the recipient of the Arjuna Prize in 1962, the Padma Shri Prize in 1965 and the Dronacharya Award in 1996.