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Nur Muhammad Taraki
نور محمد ترکۍ
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the People's Democratic Party
In office
1 January 1965 – 14 September 1979
Preceded by Post established
Succeeded by Hafizullah Amin
Chairman of the Presidium of the Revolutionary Council
In office
30 April 1978 – 14 September 1979
Preceded by Abdul Qadir
Succeeded by Hafizullah Amin
Personal details
Born (1917-07-15)15 July 1917
Nawa, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
Died 8 October 1979(1979-10-08) (aged 62)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Political party People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan(Khalq)
Profession Politician, journalist, writer

Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917–1979) was an Afghan politician. With other people he founded the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, who stopped the monarchy in Afghanistan. Taraki was president of Afghanistan in 1978 and 1979. Taraki started economic reforms in mid-1978.

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