World billiards champion: Pankaj Advani
Won his 1st World Championship title in 2003
(IBSF World Snooker Championship in China.
Again in 2005 He won IBSF World Billiards Championship in Malta.
Advani, who is the only player to have achieved a “grand double” of winning both the points and timed formats at the IBSF World Billiards Championships 2005, has repeated the same feat at the 2008 Championships held in Bangalore as well.
He was awarded Padma Shri in 2009.
He studied at Frank Anthony Public School and is as Business Communications student of Sri Bhagwan Mahavir Jain College. Bangalore.