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An Indian was the world billiards champion twice. Nation honored him with the Padmashri, Arjuna and Dronacharaya awards. Who was he?

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Asked by George Mathew, 23 Apr '08 10:34 pm
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Former Indian billiards player and twelve-time national champion Wilson Lionel Garton Jones was born in the city of Pune in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on May 2, 1922. He won the World Billiards Championship twice (in the years 1958 and 1964). He won his first national title in the year 1950, beating T.A. Selvaraj. In the year 1958, he won the World Amateur Billiars Championship at the Great Eastern Hotel in the city of Kolkata, the capital of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. He won his second title in New Zealand in the year 1964. He later moved on to coaching and coached Subhash Aggarwal and Ashok Shandilya, both of whom won professional billiards titles. Jones won the Arjuna Award in the year 1962, the Padma Shri in the year 1965 and the Dronacharya Award in the year 1996. He died of a heart attack at the age of 81 on October 5, 2003.
Answered by Akshay Kalbag, 23 Apr '08 10:51 pm

 
  
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Wilson LIONEL GARTON Jones
Answered by himanshu sharma, 23 Apr '08 10:35 pm

 
  
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Wilson Lionel Garton Jones
Answered by rajesh sharma, 23 Apr '08 10:38 pm

 
  
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Michale Ferreira
Answered by joyoti sen, 23 Apr '08 10:35 pm

 
  
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Answered by siddhartha das, 23 Apr '08 10:36 pm

 
  
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Wilson Jones
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 24 Apr '08 09:50 pm

 
  
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Ferreira
Answered by Sundar Rajan, 23 Apr '08 10:39 pm

 
  
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Wilson Lionel Garton Jones was the first Indian world ....
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 23 Apr '08 10:36 pm

 
  
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Wilson Jones
Answered by EmM, 23 Apr '08 11:19 pm

 
  
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Wilson Lionel Garton Jones
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 23 Apr '08 10:49 pm

 
  
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