Curse of 64: A Myth

It has been rightly said that “ A mob has many heads but no brain”. For the past few days I have been receiving number of SMS stating the following information:

Age 64 & the Presidents of Pakistan

Iskander Mirza ousted at 64
Ayub Khan died at 64,
Yahya Khan died at 64,
Zia Died at 64, &
Zardari will be 64 in 2010 ???
So all Pakistanis be patient to bear him for an year………………”

I just thought to post my findings for the sake of research:

Curse of 64: Demystified

Ayub Khan died at 64 yrs of age FALSE -> FACT (May 14, 1907 April 19, 1974) = 69 years, 11 months, 5 days

Yahya Khan died at 64 yrs of age FALSE -> FACT (February 4, 1917 August 10, 1980) = 63 years, 6 months, 6 days

Iskander Mirza ousted at 64 FALSE -> FACT (Nov 15 1899 – Oct 27, 1958) = 58 years, 11 months, 12 days

Fazal Ellahi – ousted at 64 FALSE -> FACT ( Jan 1 1974 – Sept 16 1978) = 74 years, 8 months, 16 days

Zia-ul- Haq died at 64 yrs of age TRUE -> FACT (August 12, 1924August 17, 1988) = 64 years 5 days

Zardari will be 64 FALSE-> FACT ( 26 July 1955…still alive) and till today his age is 53 years 6 months 4 days………

So be ready to bear him as long as Allah (swt) wills………………….

Let me further share some facts.

– Ayub was ousted by Yahya Khan in 1969 at the age of 62.
– Yahya Khan was in office till 1971 – so left office at the age of 54.
– Iskander Mirza held office from 1956 till 1958. So left office at the age of 59 and died exactly on his birthday at the age of 70.
– Fazal Elahi Chaudhary held office 1978 – left office at the age of almost 74. Died at the age of 78 in 1982.
– Zia died at the age of almost 64 (5 days excess of 64).
– GIK held his office till the age of 68 (born on Jan 20, 1915 and held office till July 18, 1993), later died at the age of 91 on Oct 27, 2007.
– Z A Bhutto was also president of Pakistan for some time and was assassinated at the age of 51 (1928 till 1979).
– Other of Pakistan are Wasim Sajjad, Leghari, Tarrar & Musharraf all alive.
– Sajjad is 68, Tarrar is 79, Leghari is 69 and Musharraf is almost 65.

So there is no curse associated with 64 or any number.


1 thought on “Curse of 64: A Myth”

Leave a Reply