Great Indians - Michael Ferreira
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Michael Ferreira
(Billiards Champion)

Michael Ferreira is a name which needs no introduction in the Billiards world. He is three times Amateur Billiards World Champion. He is the person, who has made billiards a well known game. He has registered his name in the list of great sports person by his talent and hard work.

Michael Ferreira was born in Bombay. He accepted Wilson Jones as his model inspiration. He became disciple of Jones. For the first time in 1977, Michael Ferreira won the Billiards World Championship in Melbourn (Australia). Just after one year, on 15th December 1978, Ferreira made 1149 points in Calcutta, which is a world record.

In 1981, Ferreira became second time world champion. Again in 1983, he was declared world champion in Malta. In this way he became the symbol of billiards in India and our country is proud of him for placing India in world of billiards.

Ferreira was awarded the Padma Shri in 1981, after he had won his Second World Amateur title. But he refused to accept this and contended that as Cricketer Sunil Gawaskar was offered the more prestegious Padma Bhushan, he too should be awarded the same. He received Padma Bhushan in 1983, Aijun Award in 1973 and Dronacharya Award in 2001 for his coaching achievements.