We are sorry to have to inform you that Farooq died in the early hours of Saturday 3 December. Farooq was diagnosed with Lymphoma in February 2015 and despite undergoing an intensive programme of chemo, stem cell replacement, radiotherapy and being given the all clear early this year the cancer tragically returned.
Farooq started playing squash at the old Waterlooville club over 30 years ago and was a very well known character. He was famous for diving across the court floor and for his laughter! Squash was without doubt an integral part of his life and as well as playing team squash he ran the Summer League for a number of years (in 2015 this was from his hospital bed at times) and was also captain of the Hampshire O60 team. He was 62 years old and leaves a wife, 2 daughters and 4 step sons to whom we extend our condolences.
There will be a Muslim funeral, but we have been told his family will arrange a celebration of his life separately, details of which will be circulated when we have them.