Geet Sethi Biography
Geet Sethi is the Indian Billiards player who ruled the sport of billiards throughout the 1990s. He created history by breaking the world record of 1276 points under the two-pot rule in the 1992 World Professional Billiards Championship. He was honored with the greatest award in sports, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 1992-1993. He was also awarded the Padma Shri in 1986.
Geet Sethi was born on 17th April,1961 in New Delhi. He did his schooling from St Xavier’s School, Ahmedabad and completed his college education from St Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. He has a MBA degree from BK School of Management.
He gained recognition when he won the World Amateur Billiards Championships in 1985 and 1987. He made a147-point break in snooker at the 1989 National Snooker Championships held in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He was the first amateur to achieve this record.
He won the World Professional Billiards Championship in 1993, 1995,1998 and 2001. Side-by-side he also won three world amateur titles in 1985, 1987 and 2001.
He is settled in Ahmedabad with his wife Kiran. They have one daughter named Jazz and son named Raag. He works as a manager in the Tata Oil Mills. Nowadays, he is involved in a project named the Gold Quest which aims to support sportsmen who have the potential to win in the Olympics.