• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


REIGNING KING. Mohammed Záhir Sháh, born at Kabul in 1914; married on 7 Nov. 1931 to his cousin, Homaira, daughter of Sirdar Ahmed Sháh Khan; succeeded his father, Mohammed Nádir Shah, who was assassinated on 8 Nov. 1933. Surviving offspring, 5 sons and 2 daughters. The heir apparent is Prince Ahmad Shah (born 1934).

Doulat i Pádsháhí ye Afghánistán


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