Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1957 – Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan on the 24th of December.
1979-1983 – He took a postgraduate course in political science at Himachal University in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
1992 – He served as a deputy foreign minister in the government of Burhanuddin Rabbani.
1999 – Hamid Karzai married Zeenat Karzai, an obstetrician by profession who was working as a doctor with Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.
2002 – On the 5th of September, an assassination attempt was made on Hamid Karzai in Kandahar.
2004 – He rejected a US proposal to end poppy production in Afghanistan through aerial spraying of chemical herbicides, fearing that it will harm the agriculture industry of the country, or that he may alienate some warlords that are less hostile to his administration.
– Karzai was a candidate in the9th of October, presidential elections. He won 21 of the 34 provinces, defeating his 22 opponents and became the first democratically elected leader of Afghanistan.
– Karzai was officially sworn in as President of Afghanistan on the 7th of December at a formal ceremony in Kabul.
2006 – On the 20th of September he told the United Nations General Assembly that Afghanistan has become the "worst victim" of terrorism.
2007 – In April, Karzai admitted that he spoke to the Taliban about trying to bring peace in Afghanistan.
– In May, after as many as 51 Afghan civilians were killed in a bombing, Karzai asserted that his government "can no longer accept" casualties caused by the US and NATO operations