Famous Afghan Men

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 1 Rumi

Rumi
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Famous As: Great Poet
Birthdate: September 30, 1207
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balk (present-day Afghanistan)
Died: December 17, 1273

Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi mystic whose spiritual legacy has been attracting praises for the past 800 years! Often described as the best-selling and most popular poet in the US, Rumi's poems are widely read today in many countries. His poetry has influenced the literary traditions of many languages, such as Pashto, Urdu, Chagatai, and Ottoman Turkish.

 2 Ahmad Shah Massoud

Ahmad Shah Massoud
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Famous As: Former Afghan Military & Political Leader
Birthdate: September 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bazarak, Panjshir, Afghanistan
Died: September 9, 2001

Ahmad Shah Massoud was an Afghan military commander and politician. From 1979 to 1989, he played an important role in the Soviet-Afghan War, where he served as a powerful guerrilla commander. He was nicknamed Lion of Panjshir for his role in the war. Massoud was assassinated by Al-Qaeda in 2001. His death anniversary is observed as a national holiday in Afghanistan.

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 3 Mohammed Zahir Shah

Mohammed Zahir Shah
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Famous As: Former King of Afghanistan
Birthdate: October 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kabul
Died: July 23, 2007

Mohammed Zahir Shah was the last king of Afghanistan, in power from 1933 until he was deposed in 1973. During his reign, he focused on modernizing the economy, improving Afghanistan’s relations with other countries, and creating a new constitution. Following his deposition, he remained in exile for many years before returning to Afghanistan.

 4 Al-Farabi

Al-Farabi
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0872 AD
Birthplace: Farab
Died: 0950 AD

Al-Farabi was an early Islamic philosopher who explored various fields, such as metaphysics, political philosophy, logic, and ethics. A multi-talented man, Al-Farabi was also a jurist, mathematician, cosmologist, scientist, and music theorist. Al-Farabi is credited with influencing other important philosophers like Moses ben Maimon and Ibn Sina. His work made him famous in the East as well as the West.

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 5 Mohammed Daoud Khan

Mohammed Daoud Khan
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: July 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kabul
Died: April 28, 1978

 6 Amānullāh Khān

Amānullāh Khān
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Famous As: Sovereign
Birthdate: June 1, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paghman
Died: April 25, 1960

 7 Hafizullah Amin

Hafizullah Amin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paghman
Died: December 27, 1979
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 8 Akhtar Mohammad Mansour

Akhtar Mohammad Mansour
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Famous As: Militant
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Maiwand, Afghanistan
Died: May 21, 2016

 9 Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Logar Province

 10 Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nangarhar, Afghanistan

Rashid Khan is an Afghan professional cricket player. Over the years, he has been instrumental in the success of the Afghanistan men's national team and is credited with popularizing cricket in Afghanistan. Widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in twenty20 cricket, Rashid Khan was adjudged the 'ICC Men's T20I Player of the Decade' in 2020.

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 11 Babrak Karmal

Babrak Karmal
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kabul , Afghanistan
Died: December 3, 1996

 12 Mohammad Shahzad

Mohammad Shahzad
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jalalabad

 13 Mohammed Nadir Shah

Mohammed Nadir Shah
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: April 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dehradun
Died: November 9, 1933

 14 Mujeeb Zadran

Mujeeb Zadran
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Famous As: Afghan cricketer
Birthdate: March 28, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khost

 15 Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah
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Famous As: Politician, Ophthalmologist, Diplomat
Birthdate: September 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kabul

 16 Nur Muhammad Taraki

Nur Muhammad Taraki
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawa, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
Died: October 8, 1979

 17 Abbas I of Persia

Abbas I of Persia
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 27, 1571
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Herat
Died: January 1, 1628

 18 Ahmad Shah Durrani

Ahmad Shah Durrani
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1722 AD
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: October 16, 1772

 19 Habibullah Khan

Habibullah Khan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tashkent
Died: February 20, 1919

 20 Sibghatullah Mojaddedi

Sibghatullah Mojaddedi
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Famous As: Former President of Afghanistan
Birthdate: 1926 AD
Birthplace: Kabul

 21 Asghar Stanikzai

Asghar Stanikzai
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Famous As: Afghan cricketer
Birthdate: February 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kabul

 22 Mahmud of Ghazni

Mahmud of Ghazni
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Famous As: Ruler of the Ghaznavid Dynasty
Birthdate: November 2, 0971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ghazni, Afghanistan
Died: April 30, 1030

Mahmud of Ghazni was the sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire on two separate occasions. He first ascended the throne upon the death of his father, Mahmud, in 1030. However, he was soon overthrown by his twin brother Ma'sud I. Years later, he was reinstated as sultan but was soon executed by his nephew Maw'dud. His entire family was also killed. 

 23 Mohammed Omar

Mohammed Omar
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Famous As: Terrorist
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Kandahar, Afghanistan
Died: April 23, 2013

 24 Muhammad of Ghor

Muhammad of Ghor
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1149 AD
Birthplace: Ghor, Afghanistan
Died: March 15, 1206

 25 Abdul Ahad Mohmand

Abdul Ahad Mohmand
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

 26 Ahmad Zahir

Ahmad Zahir
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kabul
Died: June 14, 1979

 27 Jami

Jami
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 7, 1414
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greater Khorasan
Died: November 9, 1492

 28 Muḥammad Shah

Muḥammad Shah
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Famous As: Mughal emperor
Birthdate: August 7, 1702
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ghaznī, Afghanistan
Died: April 6, 1748

 29 Sebüktigin

Sebüktigin
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0942 AD
Birthplace: Barskhan, Afghanistan
Died: August 5, 0997

 30 Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani
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Famous As: 13th President of Afghanistan
Birthdate: February 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Logar, Afghanistan

Afghan politician, academic, and economist Ashraf Ghani is currently serving as the president of Afghanistan. This is his second term. Previously, he held the office of minister of finance. Prior to joining politics, he was a professor of anthropology at numerous institutions. He is also one of the co-founders of the NGO the Institute for State Effectiveness.

 31 Dost Mohammad Khan

Dost Mohammad Khan
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Birthdate: December 23, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kandahar
Died: June 9, 1863

 32 Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai
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Famous As: Former President of Afghanistan
Birthdate: December 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karz
While he initially fought with the mujahideen in the Afghan War against the Soviets and later served as the deputy foreign minister, Hamid Karzai resigned in the wake of internal issues and the rise of the Taliban. Following the US-led mission against the Taliban, he became the Afghan president. 

 33 Mohammad Najibullah

Mohammad Najibullah
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Famous As: President of Afghanistan
Birthdate: August 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gardez
Died: September 27, 1996

Mohammad Najibullah was an Afghan politician. From 1987 to 1992, he served as the president of Afghanistan before resigning in 1992. Throughout his tenure as president and leader of Afghanistan, Najibullah preferred nationalism over socialism, abolished the one-party state, and made Islam an official religion. In 1996, he was publicly hanged by the Taliban after they captured Kabul.

 34 Sher Ali Khan

Sher Ali Khan
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Famous As: Emirs
Birthdate: 1825 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: February 21, 1879

 35 Saif al-Adel

Saif al-Adel
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Famous As: Al-Qaeda
Birthdate: April 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Menofia Governorate, Egypt

 36 Rohullah Nikpai

Rohullah Nikpai
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Famous As: Taekwondo practitioner
Birthdate: June 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wardak, Afghanistan

 37 Demetrius I of Bactria

Demetrius I of Bactria
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0222 AD
Birthplace: Bactria, Afghanistan
Died: 0180 AD

 38 Zekeria Ebrahimi

Zekeria Ebrahimi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Afghanistan

 39 Burhanuddin Rabbani

Burhanuddin Rabbani
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Famous As: Politician, Educationist, University teacher
Birthdate: September 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Badakhshan Province
Died: September 20, 2011

 40 Sanai

Sanai
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1080 AD
Birthplace: Ghazni, Afghanistan
Died: 1131 AD

 41 Abdur Rahman Khan

Abdur Rahman Khan
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Famous As: Emir of Afghanistan
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: October 1, 1901

 42 Farhad Darya

Farhad Darya
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan

 43 Mohammad Rabbani

Mohammad Rabbani
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: August 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Afghanistan
Died: April 15, 2001

 44 Al-Muqanna

Al-Muqanna
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: 0783 AD

 45 Jamal al-Din al-Afghani

Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: 1838 AD
Birthplace: Asadabad
Died: March 9, 1897

 46 Yaʿqūb ibn Layth al-Ṣaffār

Yaʿqūb ibn Layth al-Ṣaffār
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Famous As: Ṣaffārid ruler
Birthdate: October 25, 0840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zaranj, Afghanistan
Died: June 5, 0879

 47 Peroz I

Peroz I
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Famous As: king
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Died: 0484 AD

 48 Ahmed Wali Karzai

Ahmed Wali Karzai
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Karz, Afghanistan
Died: July 12, 2011

 49 Mullah Dadullah

Mullah Dadullah
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Famous As: Guerrilla commander
Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Oruzgan, Afghanistan
Died: March 13, 2007

 50 Najibullah Zadran

Najibullah Zadran
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Afghanistan