A day before 69th Republic Day, the Government of India has announced the list of this year's Padma awardees.

Indeed it is a great moment for Cue Sports fraternity that India’s legendary cueist Pankaj Advani is one among the twelve names who will be conferred with Padma Bhushan Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan
, New Delhi in a ceremonial function around March/April this year.

Pankaj Advani is 18-time World Champion in different formats of Cue Sports (Billiards/Snooker and 6Reds). His recent achievement of winning Billiards and Snooker World Titles back-to-back
last year remained one of the rarest combination. Only a cueist can understand how difficult it is to switch from one format to another instantly and perform at highest level.

His constant performances have inspired many youngsters to pick-up the cue and are performing in competitive events.

With this announcement, he becomes the second Indian cueist, after Michael Ferreira (1983), to receive Padma Bhushan Award.

On the eve of 69th Republic Day it’s a wonderful gift from Government of India to Pankaj and the Cue Sports fraternity.


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