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Name :Ahmad Shah Masood
Period :1952 - 2001
Biographical detail : Soldier and politician.

One of Afghan Mujahidin, a character of immense charisma who earned himself the sobriquet ‘Lion of Panjshir’ for his ten-year long resistance to the Soviet invaders of his country. In April 1992, three years after the Russians withdrew from Afghanistan; Masood led a column of tanks to Kabul. The victory stunned everyone.

Later on the Taliban deposed him from power. A booby-trapped camera aimed by assassins posing as journalists killed him.

He studied engineering but always wanted to be a soldier – loved poetry and reading books.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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