Shah Mahmud Khan

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Sardar Shah Mahmud Khan
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Prime Minister of Afghanistan
In office
9 May 1946 – 7 September 1953
Monarch Mohammed Zahir Shah
Preceded by Mohammad Hashim Khan
Succeeded by Mohammed Daoud Khan
Personal details
Born 1890
Dehradun, British Raj
Died 27 December 1959
Political party Independent

Sardar Shah Mahmud Khan (Pashto: سردار شاه محمود خان‎ - b:1890 d: 27 December 1959) was the Prime Minister of Afghanistan from May 1946 to 7 September 1953. He was from the Pashtun tribe of Barakzai Mohammedzai. He was a brother of Nadir Khan, who ousted Habibullah Kalakani (also known as Bacha-ye Saqqow), and uncle of Zahir Shah, the King of Afghanistan, from 1933 to 1973, and uncle of President Mohammed Daoud Khan. His other two brothers are Sardar Mohammad Hashim Khan and Sardar Shah Wali Khan.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Hashim Khan
Prime Minister of Afghanistan
1946 – 1953
Succeeded by
Mohammed Daoud Khan