Kalakani was the Amir of Afghanistan for only months in 1929 after leading a
revolt against King Amanullah with the help of various Pashtoon tribes, who were against
the King's rapid modernization plans. After his defeat and execution by Mohammad Nadir,
Kalakani was given the name: Bacha-i-Saqao, son of a water carrier. Kalakani was a Tajik
from the Shamali area, and was probably born in 1890.