PSL franchise Multan Sultans' owner Alamgir Khan Tareen tragically commits suicide

Alamgir Khan Tareen was found in his home in Lahore on Thursday.

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Alamgir Khan.
Alamgir Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter/@MultanSultans)

In a piece of horrifying news, the owner of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, Multan Sultans, Alamgir Khan Tareen recently passed away at his Lahore residence, after he committed suicide. He was aged 63. He bought Multan Sultans back in 2018 and in his ownership, the franchise became one of the most consistent sides in the tournament. 

Tareen was found dead in his home in Lahore on Thursday morning, and the local authorities confirmed that a handwritten note was found at the site. The news of his passing was confirmed by Multan Sultans across their various social media platforms.

"It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved team owner, Alamgir Khan Tareen, our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Tareen's family. We request you all to kindly respect his family's privacy. May his soul rest in eternal peace," Multan Sultans tweeted.

This loss leaves a significant void within the cricket community: Lahore Qalandars management

Tareen acquired Multan Sultans alongside his nephew, Ali Khan Tareen, who is the son of influential Pakistani businessman and politician, Jahangir Tareen. Apart from Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars also came forward to pay tribute to Alamgir Tareen in light of his sudden demise. It was clear that the Tareen family had roots in the South Punjab region of Pakistan, and acquiring the ownership of Multan Sultans made sense as Multan is the capital of the south region.

"Lahore Qalandars management is shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Mr Alamgir Tareen. This loss leaves a significant void within the cricket community. We offer our heartfelt support to his family and Multan Sultans as they navigate this challenging time. May the departed soul rest in peace, and may their loved ones find strength and solace in the memories shared and the legacy left behind," the statement from Qalandars read.

It is worth noting that Qalandars defeated Sultans in the final of the PSL 2023 to clinch the coveted title. The sudden demise left the Pakistan cricket fraternity stunned as the entire country mourns the passing of an esteemed businessman.

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