Tragedy as Pakistan's star snooker player Majid Ali commits suicide
|Thursday Jun 29, 2023
KARACHI: In a tragic development on Thursday, the first day of Eid ul Adha, star snooker player Mohammad Majid Ali — Asian U21 silver medalist — committed suicide after battling with depression for last many years, family sources confirmed.
Chairman of Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) Alamgir Sheikh broke the news to fellow players and members of the sport's body through a text message.
This was the second such news in a month for the Pakistan snooker fraternity, which mourned Mohammad Bilal's death last month.
Details of Majid's death are more shocking and horrifying.
Majid's brother Umar confirmed that it was a case of suicide.
Majid ended his life using a wood-cutting machine in his hometown, Samundri, near Faisalabad.
His brother confirmed that Majid had been suffering from depression for the last few years, but the reasons were unknown, and there were no financial issues.
The PBSA chairman told Geo that knowing about young Majid's death was shocking.
"He was an exceptional talent, though recently out of rankings but he always showed great potential," he said.
"We are saddened to know about his death, this is a big loss to Pakistan snooker community," he concluded.