Monday, July 23, 2012

King Zahir Shah, and the Exiled Monarch - Michael Currie Schaffer

“I do not care about the title of King,” he told reporters. “The people call me Baba [grandfather], and I prefer this title.” His was not the glamorous style of many royal exiles who stayed abroad, and hardly the power imagined by some who sought to return home. But given the track records of Zahir Shah’s dwindling breed of deposed kings, he did pretty well for himself. - King Zahir Shah, and the Exiled Monarch -- BBC NEWS Former king of Afghanistan dies
Last king of Afghanistan, dies at age 92 - USATODAY --- Former Afghan King Mohammad Zahir Shah


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