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Young snooker player dead

Written by: Staff
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Chennai, July 4 (UNI) Upcoming snooker player S A Faheem, son of former India-International champion Sayeed Abdul Aleem, died here this morning following a massive heart attack.

Faheem, younger brother of former International S A Saleem, was 35. He is survived by his wife, two daughters aged 12 and 10 and a son, aged seven.

Faheem, who was introduced to this sport by his father at the tender age of eight, was suffering from high blood pressure and suffered a massive heart attack this morning, family sources said.

He had been showing his talent in a number of junior and national level tournaments and had reached the semi-finals in the world under 21 snooker title, held in Bangalore in 1992.

Faheem had played a key role in promoting the game and was the first player in the city to establish a snooker parlour for promotion of the game.

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