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Mohammed Daoud Khan

  • Birth 18 Jul 1909 Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Death 28 Apr 1978 Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Burial Khoja-ghar, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Memorial ID 11403080

Former President of Afghanistan. He served as prime minister of Afghanistan from 1956 to 1961 and from 1962 to 1967. In 1973, he overthrew his cousin, King Zahir, declaring Afghanistan a republic with himself as president. He served as president until 1978, when he was overthrown and executed, along with most of his family, by members of the communist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan. His death was not publicly announced after the coup. Instead, the new government declared that President Khan had "resigned for health reasons." He and his family's bodies were discovered in two mass graves in the Pul-e-Charkhi area, District 12 of Kabul city. Initial reports indicate that sixteen corpses were in one grave and twelve others were in the second. On December 4, 2008, the Afghan Health Ministry announced that the body of Daoud had been identified on the basis of teeth molds and a small golden Quran found near the body. The Quran was a present he had received from the king of Saudi Arabia. On March 17, 2009, Daoud was given a state funeral.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 22 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11403080
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mohammed Daoud Khan (18 Jul 1909–28 Apr 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11403080, citing Mohammed Daoud Khan Burial Site, Khoja-ghar, Kabul, Afghanistan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .