Pankaj Advani (Ace Indian cueist) won his eighth title at the 19th Asian Billiards Championship 2022 in Doha, Qatar by defeating compatriot Dhruv Sitwala 6-2 on 19 March 2022.
It is Advani’s 24th international title & 8th Asian crown.
In snooker, Mr. Advani won the IBSF World Snooker Championship three times, IBSF World six-red championship twice & the IBSF World Team Cup & IBSF World Team Championship one time each. Mr. has the record number of IBSF world championships, became a snooker professional in 2012/2013.
Government of India has bestowed several awards upon Advani :
- The Arjuna Award : 2004
- Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna : 2006
- Padma Shri : 2009
- Padma Bhushan : 2018