Pervez Musharraf was a former Pakistani military general and politician .

Served as the President of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008 

– Joined Pakistan Army in 1964 and became its Chief of Army Staff in 1998

– Took power in a military coup in 1999, overthrowing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

– Criticized for handling of civil liberties and human rights, and supporting U.S. in War on Terror

– Signed the Lahore Declaration with Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

– Faced legal challenges including treason and murder charges after leaving office

– Has lived in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016

– Remains a controversial figure in Pakistani politics.

Passed away at the age of 79.