Tracing the exact origin of any sport is far from easy, and Squash is no exception. The game developed from 'rackets' which appears to have been first played in the walled yards of London taverns and prisons in the early 19th century. Inexplicably, in the 1820s, 'racket' travelled a few miles northwest, to the infinitely more sedate surroundings of Harrow school. Sometimes in the next decade, by accident, a softer ball than the one used normally in 'rackets' found its way onto the courts at Harrow. Thus, two slightly different variations of the same theme known as 'harder' and 'squash' - depending on the ball used - began to develop. In 1850, two roofless courts were built at Harrow school. In 1864, when a covered court was erected and four squash courts appeared on the site of the earlier roofless versions, the two games took on entirely separate identities. Jahangir Khan never went to Harrow school. He would have enjoyed it if he had. Born in Peshawar on December 10, 1963, the youngest and the smallest size of four children. Jahangir was a sickly child. Luckily, his father's
employment in the Pakistan Navy gave him access to the Naval hospital.