Former PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan dies aged 89

Shahryar M. Khan was born on March 29, 1934, in Lucknow, India

Former PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan dies aged 89 PHOTO: PCB

Former PCB Chairman and renowned diplomat Shahryar M. Khan has passed away in Lahore. The family has confirmed the demise of the deceased. The late Shahryar M. Khan served as the manager of the national cricket team, twice as PCB Chairman, and also as Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

Shahryar M. Khan was born on March 29, 1934, in Lucknow, India, where he received his early education. He then pursued higher studies in England and migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India. 

Settling in Karachi, Shahryar Khan embarked on a distinguished career as a diplomat, serving as Pakistan's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, besides managing the national cricket team and chairing the PCB twice.

The late Shahryar M. Khan hailed from a family with a rich cricketing legacy, being the cousin of former Indian captain Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and himself an expert in Pak-India cricket diplomacy.

On the morning of Saturday, at around 4 o'clock, Shahryar Khan's health suddenly deteriorated, leading to his demise. He was 89 years old at the time of his passing and is survived by his widow and four children. The body of the deceased is being transported to Karachi via air ambulance.

The funeral prayers of Shahryar Khan will be held in Karachi, with the announcement of the timing to be made later.

The PCB paid heartfelt condolences to Shaharyar Khan's family on his sad demise and wishes to always remember him as one of the vital characters in bringing cricket back to Pakistan during the last decade. 

Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi: “On behalf of the PCB, I express my deep condolences and grief over the passing of former Chairman Shaharyar Khan. He was a fine administrator and served Pakistan Cricket with utmost dedication. 

“Pakistan Cricket will stay indebted to the late Shaharyar Khan for his commendable role as head of the board and for his services in the growth and development of the game in the country.”