Former international cue sport player Rehani passes away

Former international cue sport player Rehani passes away

According to information reaching here, Rehani, 52, complained of severe chest pain in the afternoon when he was rushed to Jaipur Golden Hospital in Rohini by national pool player Laxman Rawat. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Rehani, who started his professional career in 1989 and last played for the country in 2003 before turning to coaching, is survived by his wife and two children. “It is certainly a huge loss for us,” said S Balasubramaniam, secretary of the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India. “He was a very dedicated man and one of the few who would travel anywhere to spread cue sports. He has travelled and coached in places like Mizoram and other remote parts of the country. His commitment will be missed. On behalf of the BSFI, I express my condolences.”

Rehani, who represented India as a player in the 2002 Busan Asian Games, was also the first from the country to reach the knockout stage of the World 9-ball pool championship the same year. Rehani also coached the Guangzhou Asian Games pool team alongside Jorge C Dazer, where Alok Kumar landed a bronze in 8-ball.

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