Hira Bahadur Thapa has been defeated. The single person dominance in squash, for two decades, has ended. Depending upon whether you like the sport or not, you could take it negatively or positively.
And his nemesis this time, taking away the title of national champion, was his own son, his protégé, Amrit Thapa. Amrit won the NSRA National Squash Championship beating his father 3-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-7. The coach – the bronze medalist from 9th South Asian Games – fell to the power of his student, his understudy. Hira might have lost a bit of shine himself, but title remains in the family.