Pankaj Advani

Cricketer MS Dhoni, cueist Pankaj Advani, others conferred Padma awards: Here's the full list

Cricketer MS Dhoni, cueist Pankaj Advani, others conferred Padma awards: Here's the full list

The President presented five Padma Bhushan and 38 Padma Shri awards at the civil investiture ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday.

Apr 02, 2018, 23:15 PM IST
Pankaj Advani retains Asian Billiards Championship title in Myanmar

Pankaj Advani retains Asian Billiards Championship title in Myanmar

Pankaj Advani on Saturday defended his Asian Billiards Championships title in style by demolishing his practice partner B Bhaskar 6-1 in the summit clash.

Mar 24, 2018, 19:12 PM IST
Pankaj Advani enters final of Asian Billiards Championship in Myanmar

Pankaj Advani enters final of Asian Billiards Championship in Myanmar

Multiple-time World and Asian champion Pankaj Advani stayed on course to defend his title as he sailed into the final of the 17th Asian Billiards Championship on Friday.

Mar 23, 2018, 21:09 PM IST
Indian billiards players qualify for knockouts at Asian Championship

Indian billiards players qualify for knockouts at Asian Championship

Advani will be up against home favourite Aung Htay, while Dhvaj Haria, who gained top billing, faces Singapore's Peter Gilchrist in the quarterfinals.

Mar 22, 2018, 21:49 PM IST
Pankaj Advani continues winning streak in Asian Billiards Championship

Pankaj Advani continues winning streak in Asian Billiards Championship

In the women's Asian snooker championship, Vidya Pillai won her second match in identical fashion to the first with a 2-1 scoreline versus Iranian Akram Mohammadi.

Mar 20, 2018, 15:44 PM IST
Pankaj Advani makes winning start at Asian Billiards Championship

Pankaj Advani makes winning start at Asian Billiards Championship

Multiple-time world champion Pankaj Advani made a rampaging start to his title defence at the 17th Asian Billiards Championship, outclassing Singapore's Yeo Teck Shin 4-0 in the opening match of the men's event, here on Monday0.

Mar 19, 2018, 14:04 PM IST
Pankaj Advani-led India beat Pakistan to win Snooker Team World Cup

Pankaj Advani-led India beat Pakistan to win Snooker Team World Cup

The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra staged a remarkable recovery to pip Pakistan in the final of the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup.

Mar 03, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Pankaj Advani, Manan Chandra take India to IBSF World Cup Team Snooker semifinals

Pankaj Advani, Manan Chandra take India to IBSF World Cup Team Snooker semifinals

In the last-4 stage, India will be up against the Iranian team. 

Mar 01, 2018, 22:32 PM IST
Pankaj Advani gets his due with Padma Bhushan award, says no hard feelings against government

Pankaj Advani gets his due with Padma Bhushan award, says no hard feelings against government

The cue sports legend has finally got his due after being ignored for Padma Bhushan the previous two years.

Jan 26, 2018, 19:07 PM IST
Names of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardees announced ahead of Republic Day 2018: Full List

Names of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardees announced ahead of Republic Day 2018: Full List

Illaiyaraja and MS Dhoni are among those who will be given the Padma awards.

Jan 25, 2018, 23:17 PM IST
MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani, composer Illaiyaraja on list of Padma awardees

MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani, composer Illaiyaraja on list of Padma awardees

Illaiyaraja and MS Dhoni are among those who will be given the Padma awards.

Jan 25, 2018, 22:50 PM IST
Pankaj Advani once again rules India's year in cue sports

Pankaj Advani once again rules India's year in cue sports

Rarely does a sport become synonymous with an individual but Pankaj Advani has been just that to cue sports in India for a long time and this year was no different as he claimed a couple of more world titles to add to his legendary status.

Dec 19, 2017, 14:31 PM IST
Experiencing best phase of my sporting career: Pankaj Advani

Experiencing best phase of my sporting career: Pankaj Advani

Quizzed on India`s future in the sport, he said the players were doing their bit, but the government should identify the lacking areas and improve facilities.

Dec 03, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Pankaj Advani secures IBSF World Snooker Championship title

Pankaj Advani secures IBSF World Snooker Championship title

Pankaj never looked back from there as he raced to a 5-2 lead. He, however, survived a scare in a close battle in the 4th frame.

Nov 27, 2017, 21:09 PM IST
Pankaj Advani ensures a medal in World Snooker Championships

Pankaj Advani ensures a medal in World Snooker Championships

Advani will next face Florian Nuble of Austria for a spot in the final. 

Nov 26, 2017, 20:24 PM IST
Pankaj Advani sweeps round-robin stage at World Snooker Championships

Pankaj Advani sweeps round-robin stage at World Snooker Championships

It also helped the ace Indian cueist grab the top-seed spot in the draw of 64.

Nov 23, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Pankaj Advani advances to World Snooker knockouts

Pankaj Advani advances to World Snooker knockouts

Seventeen-time world champion Pankaj Advani showed no signs of a billiards hangover as he marched through the round-robin stage of the snooker event with convincing wins at World Championships here.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
Pankaj Advani wins 17th IBSF World Billiards Championship title

Pankaj Advani wins 17th IBSF World Billiards Championship title

Advani beat Russell 6-2 (0-155, 150-128, 92-151, 151-0, 151-6, 151-0, 150-58, 150-21) to defend the 150-up format title he had won in Bengaluru last year.

Nov 12, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Greatness cannot be measured only on Olympic showing, says ace cueist Pankaj Advani

Greatness cannot be measured only on Olympic showing, says ace cueist Pankaj Advani

Advani is looking ahead to the Asian Billiards Championship, Asian Snooker Championship and Asian Team Championship to be held in April and May.

Mar 20, 2017, 17:12 PM IST
Yet another title for Pankaj Advani; becomes only Indian to hold billiards, snooker titles at once

Yet another title for Pankaj Advani; becomes only Indian to hold billiards, snooker titles at once

Apart from clinching his 29th national title overall, Advani broke several other records.

Feb 02, 2017, 22:38 PM IST