Zamina Begum

Death 26 Apr 1978 (aged 60–61)
Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan
Burial Khoja-ghar, Deh Sabz District, Kabul, Afghanistan
Memorial ID 113878565 · View Source
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Her Royal Highness (HRH), Princess

d/o King Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883-1933) & Mah Parwar Begum ( -1941); sister of King Mohammad Zahir Shah (1914-2007)

m. 1934 to Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909-1978)


Zarlasht Daud Khan
Khalid Daud Khan (1947-1978)
Wais Daud Khan (1947-1978)
Muhammad 'Umar Daud Khan ( -1978)
Dorkhanai Begum
Zarlasht Khanum ( -1978)
Shinkay Begum ( -1978)
Torpekay Begum

Assassinated at the presidential palace, along with her husband and most of their family, during a coup by the communist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan.

The bodies of the family were discovered in two mass graves in the Pul-e-Charkhi area, District 12, of Kabul City in 2008. The following year, the family was given a state funeral and buried at Darul Aman.

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  • Created by: Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett
  • Added: 15 Jul 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 113878565
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Zamina Begum (1917–26 Apr 1978), Find a Grave Memorial no. 113878565, citing Mohammed Daoud Khan Burial Site, Khoja-ghar, Deh Sabz District, Kabul, Afghanistan ; Maintained by Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett (contributor 46984947) .