Pervez Musharraf

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Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرویز مشرف‎ Parvez Muśarraf; born 11 August 1943) is a Pakistani politician and a retired four-star general who became the tenth president of Pakistan after the successful military takeover of the federal government in 1999. He held the presidency from 2001 until 2008, when he tendered his resignation to avoid impeachment.Born in Delhi during the British Raj, Musharraf was raised in Karachi and Istanbul. He studied mathematics at Forman Christian College in Lahore and was also educated at the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pervez Musharraf has received more than 3,283,971 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 83 in 2019). Pervez Musharraf is the 3,774th most popular politician (down from 2,700th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from India (down from 79th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Indian Politician.

Pervez Musharraf is most famous for being the president of Pakistan from 1999 to 2008. He is also known for suspending Pakistan's constitution and imposing martial law in 2007.

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Among politicians, Pervez Musharraf ranks 3,774 out of 15,710Before him are Mohammed Alim Khan, Hassan Nasrallah, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Kim Jong-nam, Stenkil, and Rob Roy MacGregor. After him are Norman Angell, Pribina, Mieszko II Lambert, Fernando de la Rúa, Theuderic II, and Wittiza.

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Among people born in 1943, Pervez Musharraf ranks 71Before him are Jerry Bruckheimer, Ralph M. Steinman, Yohji Yamamoto, Ken Thompson, Joni Mitchell, and Lucio Dalla. After him are Sam Shepard, Piet Keizer, George Benson, Klaus von Klitzing, Betty Williams, and Antonio Inoki.

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Among people born in India, Pervez Musharraf ranks 113 out of 1,227Before him are Savitribai Phule (1831), Maharana Pratap (1540), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Vishvamitra (-2000), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), and Lawrence Durrell (1912). After him are Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Radha (null), Varāhamihira (505), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883).


Among politicians born in India, Pervez Musharraf ranks 36Before him are Rajendra Prasad (1884), Samudragupta (335), Sambhaji (1657), Chandragupta II (400), Maharana Pratap (1540), and Vishvamitra (-2000). After him are Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), Ibrahim Lodi (1450), James Brooke (1803), and Pranab Mukherjee (1935).

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