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Mohammad Najibullah

1947 - 1996

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Mohammad Najibullah Ahmadzai (Pashto/Dari: محمد نجیب‌الله احمدزی, Pashto pronunciation: [mʊˈhamad nad͡ʒibʊˈlɑ ahmadˈzai]; 6 August 1947 – 27 September 1996), commonly known as Dr. Najib, was an Afghan politician who served as the General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, the leader of the one-party ruling Democratic Republic of Afghanistan from 1986 to 1992 and as well as the President of Afghanistan from 1987 until his resignation in April 1992, shortly after which the mujahideen took over Kabul. After a failed attempt to flee to India, Najibullah remained in Kabul. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad Najibullah has received more than 1,676,234 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Mohammad Najibullah is the 3,982nd most popular politician (up from 4,526th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 30th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Afghan Politician.

Mohammad Najibullah was the president of Afghanistan from 1987 to 1992. He was most famous for his efforts to bring peace to the country and his efforts to improve the economy.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Mohammad Najibullah ranks 3,982 out of 15,710Before him are Lugalbanda, Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, Maria of Alania, Mizizios, Peter I of Aragon and Pamplona, and Zaifeng, Prince Chun. After him are Fuad II of Egypt, Louis II, Count of Flanders, Marcus Aurelius Marius, Abbas I of Egypt, Daniel arap Moi, and Ardashir II.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, Mohammad Najibullah ranks 65Before him are Carles Rexach, Sofia Rotaru, Danielle Steel, Tostão, Gidon Kremer, and Aaron Ciechanover. After him are Jeffrey DeMunn, Linda B. Buck, Mitt Romney, Peter Sloterdijk, Ben Cross, and Meat Loaf. Among people deceased in 1996, Mohammad Najibullah ranks 47Before him are Virginia Henderson, Victor Ambartsumian, Georges Duby, Hideo Sakai, Virginia Cherrill, and Martin Balsam. After him are Greer Garson, Rafael Kubelík, Leonor Fini, Lucio Fulci, František Plánička, and Ernesto Geisel.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Mohammad Najibullah ranks 29 out of 108Before him are Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Abdur Rahman Khan (1844), Heracles of Macedon (-327), Ashraf Ghani (1949), Nur Jahan (1577), and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949). After him are Mohammed Omar (1962), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Khalil Sultan (1384), Muhammad of Ghor (1160), Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954), and Menander I (-190).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Mohammad Najibullah ranks 21Before him are Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Abdur Rahman Khan (1844), Heracles of Macedon (-327), Ashraf Ghani (1949), and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949). After him are Mohammed Omar (1962), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Khalil Sultan (1384), Muhammad of Ghor (1160), Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954), and Menander I (-190).