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H. R. H. Sardar Shah Wali, the surviving uncle of His Majesty King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, was born in Debra Dun (India) in 1888. He studied Persian (Dari), Pashto, English and Urdu privately under the guidance of competent tutors. In 1901, the Sardar returned to his motherland with all the members of his family, and was warmly received at Kabul by Amir Abdur Rahman, ruler of Afghanistan. Sardar Shah Wali continued his studies until 1906 with emphasis on military science, and subsequently played a most important part in public affairs and in shaping the destinies of his homeland. Since his political and military knowledge fitted him for a military post, he was appointed the Officer of the Royal Bodyguard. In addition to this important post, he worked as Aid-de-Camp to His Majesty Amir Habibullah Khan.
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Shāh Walī Khān, 1888-1976; Generals Afghanistan Biography; Afghanistan History Sources;
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Khan, Shah Wali, "My Memoirs" (1970). Digitized Books. 18.
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