Famous Afghan - Afghan Celebrities
Afghanistan, a landlocked country between South and Central Asia, is amongst the largest and populous countries of the world. With a history dating back to the Middle Paleolithic Era, Afghanistan has since then been home to multiple cultures, traditions, ethnicity and military campaigns. Its strategic location as a crossroads helped this Islamic country build up a multi-ethnic society that has people from diverse cultures and background. The ancient Afghanistan’s turn to modernization began during the 18th century. Afghanistan boasts of a long list of peope who have put in their bit to build a nation rich in culture and heritage. Right from Hamid Karzai who served as the first President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Fatema Akbari who founded the Gulistan Sasaqat Company, the list is endless. Abdul Ahad Mohmand, an astronaut, was the first Afghan and the fourth Muslim to travel in the outer space. In the field of administrative work too, Afghans made a name for themselves. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, once the President of San Jose State University, today serves as the Chief Adviser on Infrastructure and technology to the President of Afghanistan. This section provides you details about the life and works of famous Afghans.
Find out more about the greatest Afghans, including Rumi, Ashraf Ghani, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Hamid Karzai and Mohammad Najibullah.
The Most Famous Afghan
|Ahmad Shah Massoud||September 2, 1953||Afghan||Ahmad Shah Massoud, who was known in his native Afghanistan as the ‘Lion of Panjshir’, was a political and military leader|
|Ashraf Ghani||February 12, 1949||Afghan||Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is an Afghan scholar, politician and the current President of Afghanistan|
|Hamid Karzai||December 24, 1957||Afghan||Hamid Karzai, the former President of Afghanistan, is known for implementing reforms aimed at bringing about peace and prosperity in the country|
|Mohammad Najibullah||August 6, 1947||Afghan||Mohammad Najibullah was the President of Afghanistan from 1987 to 1992|
|Mohammed Zahir Shah||October 15, 1914||Afghan||Mohammed Zahir Shah was the king of Afghanistan from 1933 to 1973|
|Rumi||September 30, 1207||Afghan, Turkish||Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, has worldwide recognition|