Renowned Pakistani snooker player commits suicide

Tragedy struck the snooker community on the auspicious day of Eid ul Adha as Mohammad Majid Ali, a skilled player and recipient of the Asian U21 silver medal, tragically took his own life after grappling with depression for several years.

This heartbreaking news has been confirmed by sources close to the family. Alamgir Sheikh, the Chairman of the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA), shared the devastating information with fellow players and members of the sports organization through a text message, leaving everyone in a state of profound sorrow.

This unfortunate incident follows the recent loss of another snooker player, Mohammad Bilal, further deepening the sorrow within the Pakistani snooker community.

The circumstances surrounding Majid’s untimely demise are deeply distressing. According to his brother, Umar, it was indeed a case of suicide. Majid ended his life using a wood-cutting machine in his hometown of Samundri, near Faisalabad.

Umar confirmed that Majid had been battling depression for the past few years, though the exact causes of his condition remain unknown, and financial issues were not a contributing factor to his struggles.

Alamgir Sheikh, the PBSA chairman, expressed profound shock upon hearing the tragic news. He acknowledged Majid’s exceptional talent, highlighting that despite his recent decline in the rankings, he consistently displayed remarkable potential.

Sheikh conveyed his deep sadness and emphasized that Majid’s passing is a significant loss to the Pakistani snooker community.

The snooker fraternity mourns the loss of a gifted player and extends heartfelt sympathies to Majid’s family and friends. This unfortunate incident serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of raising awareness about mental health and providing support within the sports community and beyond.

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