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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Idi Amin” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Idi Amin


Uganda : Luxury – loving Despot

Birth : 1925   Death: 2003

Dada Idi Amin is one of the most savage rulers that the world had ever seen. His eight years rule in Uganda, an East African country, is notorious for its inhuman acts and merciless killing of about 10,000 of innocent people: As per one estimate, about 4 lakh people lost their lives during Idi Amin’s rule which has become notorious for one another reason also. In January 1972, he ordered expulsion of thousands of Asians who were living in Uganda on British passport. General Idi Amin’s rise started in 1966 and by 1971, he became successful in becoming the President of Uganda by toppling the government of President Milton Obote. On coming into power he started committing atrocities like a ‘human beast’. The nightmarish regime of Amin was brought to an end when he was overthrown with the help of the Tanzanian forces in 1878. Amin with his large family is now living in asylum in Saudi Arabia.

Idi Amin was born into Kakawa tribe of Uganda in 1925. At 21, he joined the army. He gradually rose up to become the President of Uganda on 25th January 1971. Amin was an illiterate, but he liked to indulge in vain glory. He had :also flattered himself by conferring on himself numerous titles like Chancellor, Professor, D.S.O., M.C., Field Marshal and Doctor. It is reported that besides animal flesh, he also liked to eat human flesh. Amin had forty wives but was married ceremoniously to five only, and among his better known wives were Malyam, K. Madina, Mora and Sarah. Whatever the object Amin set his eyes upon, it become a cause of its ruin.

Idi Amin who had appointed himself life President of Uganda did not like any kind of opposition. He got his opponents liquidated at the slightest doubt. Idi Amin lived a luxurious life, who is tall and heavy built, weighing 125 kg. Misdeeds of Idi Amin can be read in Henry Kaiyamba’s State of Blood and also in Sharad Patel’s Rise and Fall of Idi Amin.


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