Top 10 Famous Political Leaders who were Assassinated



10. Liaquat Ali Khan: Pakistan
Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, often simply referred as Liaquat, was one of the leading Founding Fathers of modern Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan; in addition, he was also the first Defence minister, the first Finance Minister of India, and the minister of Commonwealth and Kashmir Affairs from 1947 until his assassination in 1951
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9. King Faisal: Saudi Arabia
Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. As king, he is credited with rescuing the country's finances and implementing a policy of modernization and reform, while his main foreign policy themes were pan-Islamism, anti-Communism, and pro-Palestinian nationalism. He successfully stabilized the kingdom's bureaucracy and his reign had significant popularity among Saudis. In 1975, he was assassinated by his nephew Faisal bin Musaid.
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8. Benazir Bhutto: Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007 was a Pakistani politician and stateswoman who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan for two non-consecutive terms from 1988 to 1990 and then from 1993 to 1996.
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7. Indira Gandhi: India
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the third Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party.

6. Rafic Hariri: Lebanon
Rafic Baha El Deen Al Hariri was a business tycoon and the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until his resignation, 20 October 2004. He headed five cabinets during his tenure.
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5. Thomas D’Arcy McGee: Canada
Thomas D'Arcy Etienne Hughes McGee, PC, was an Irish Nationalist, Catholic spokesman, journalist, and a Father of Canadian Confederation.

4. Mahatma Gandhi: India
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.
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3. Abraham Lincoln: USA
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
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2. Martin Luther King, Jr.: United States
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
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1. John F. Kennedy: USA
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly known as Jack Kennedy, or by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
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