Afghanistan’S Highest Civilian Honour Conferred to Indian PM Narendra Modi


The highest civilian honour of Afghanistan Amir Amanullah Khan Award is conferred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of the Afghan-India Friendship Dam (Salma Dam) by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

  • The award is recognized after Afghan national hero Amanullah Khan who championed the cause of Afghanistan’s freedom.

About Amanullah Khan:

  • He was the ruler of the Emirate of Afghanistan from 1919 - 1929.
  • He was born on 1st June 1892 in Paghman, Afghanistan and take last breath on 25th April 1960 (aged 67) in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • He had followed an independent foreign policy free from the influence of the Britain after the third Anglo-Afghan War (1919).
  • His rule was perceptible by dramatic political and social change and he was the first Afghan ruler who tried to modernize Afghanistan on Western designs.
  • Because of a popular uprising of Habibullah Kalakani he was not succeed in this and his followers.
  • Amanullah resigned from throne and fled to neighboring British India while Afghanistan fell into a civil war in 1929.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 6, 2016