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Mustafa Barzani
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Mustafa Barzani

Mustafa Barzani (March 14, 1903March 1, 1979) was a Kurdish nationalist leader and President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

Legendary to many of his people, Barzani was one of the most inspired, tenacious and resilient Kurdish leaders with a commitment to the Kurdish struggle for peace and freedom. He died in Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC; his son Massoud Barzani is the current leader of the KDP.