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

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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