Ahmad Shah Massoud, also known by the nickname "The Lion of Panjshir", was an iconic Afghan military commander and resistance leader remembered for fiercely resisting the Soviet occupation during the Soviet war in Afghanistan as well as for fighting against the Taliban during the Afghan Civil War. He was assassinated in 2001 by al-Qaeeda suicide bombers. Today, he is regarded as Afghanistan’s greatest national hero.
He was married to Sediqa Massoud, with whom he fathered six children. He grew up with six brothers, including younger brother Ahmad Zia Massoud, who served as the Vice President of Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009.
His assassination came two days before the September 11 terrorist attacks in America.
His death date September 9 is observed all over Afghanistan as a national holiday. It is called “Massoud Day”.
In 2001, he was posthumously awarded the title "National Hero".
Ahmad Shah Massoud
was a famous Afghan commander,
who was born on
September 2, 1953. As a person born on this date, Ahmad Shah Massoud is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 2) and the 76th most popular for the year (1953).
People born on September 2
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Ahmad Shah Massoud is the 745th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Ahmad Shah Massoud's birthday, Ahmad Shah Massoud is the 3rd most famous Afghan.
In general, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks as the 9182nd
most popular famous person of all time.
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