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Aga Khan III Gives Didar - 1889-04-10

April 10, 1889 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave Holy Deedar to the Jamat and made Farman relating to the story of Hazrat Musa and Hazrat Khizar.

Aga Khan III bestowed with the title of His Highness by the British Government - 1886

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was bestowed with the title of 'His Highness' by the British Government in recognition of the services rendered by the Aga Khan family.

Aga Khan III Gives Many Didars in His First Month of Imamat- 1885-09

September 1885 - During this first month of Imamat, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave Holy Deedar to the Bombay Jamats various times and made many Holy Farmans for the worldly and spiritual betterment of the Ismailis.

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Ascends the Throne of Imamat - 1885-08

August 1885 Aga Shah Aly Shah, our 47th Imam, passed away at Poona, India. He was buried at Najaf, Iraq, which also the burial site of our first Imam, Hazrat Ali.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III ascended the throne of Imamat in Bombay, India at the tender age of 7 years, 9 months and 16 days. During the first Mulaqat with the Jamat declared, 'O Jamat do not consider Me small....'

Aga Khan III ascends the throne of Imamat - 1885-08

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III ascended the throne of Imamat in Bombay, India at the tender age of 7 years, 9 months and 16 days. During the first Mulaqat with the Jamat declared, 'O Jamat do not consider Me small....'
There were many Ismailis in the congregation who were sad at the passing away of Aga Shah Aly Shah.The new young Imam noting the sadness in the faces of those around him at the recent death of his father had said 'Why are you sad? The Imam is sitting in your midst and doing your work.'


Birth of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III - 1877-11-02

His Highness the Aga Khan III, Hazrat Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah was born on Friday November 2, 1877 at 'Honeymoon Lodge' in Karachi.
His birth was an occasion of immense joy for the family and particularly his grandfather, Hazrat Imam Hassanali Shah, Aga Khan I, who named him 'Sultan Mohammad.'

His mother, Lady Aly Shah, belonged to the Persian Royal family. In later life, she was also bestowed with the honour of the Crown of India by the King-Emperor of the British Empire.

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Event - 1996

Aga Khan Development Network offices in Geneva; starting this summer, a single office complex will bring together several Geneva-based institutions of the A.K.D.N. Located at 1-3 Avenue de la Paix near Geneva's numerous other international organisations, the new centralized offices reflect the increasing synergy between the programs of the Aga Khan Foundation , the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, Aga Khan Education Services and the Aga Khan Health Services, as well as their integrated approach to development.

Event - 1987

The Aga Khan Unit for Housing and Urbanisation was established at Harvard's Graduate School of Design with a gift of U.S. $530,000.00 from Mowlana Hazar Imam to complement the work of the Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture at Harvard. This Unit is an integral part of Harvard and the M.I.T.

Event - 1989-B

Address at the Ahmedabad luncheon by the Aga Khan Development Network (A.K.D.N.) of institutions. In His address, Hazar Imam said: 'Substantial growth must be rooted in policies that preserve the rural environment, enable rural communities to live in harmony with their surroundings and slow down the process of urbanization.' (click here)

Event - 1997-10-01

Interview by Caroline Pigozzi in Paris Match and photo by Jean-Claude Deutsch

Event - 1994

Aga Khan University signed an agreement with Sudbury Memorial Hospital, Sudbury, Ontario, that will see Sudbury's medical staff helping to train their counterparts in Karachi, Pakistan.

Event - 1981-A

The Aga Khan sponsored the creation of the quarterly 'Mimar: Architecture in Development'

Event - 1991-D

Received the Medaille d'Argent of the Academie d'Architecture de France

Event - 1997

Under the title A portrait of world powers, in a study of the 65 leaders who shape and rule the world, Vanity Fair writes 'He is a horse breeder, newspaper proprietor, yatchsman, developer, financier, and a philanthropist of unparallel scope'.

Event - 1992

The Cantonal authorities of Geneva hosted a lunch in honour of Hazar Imam to mark the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Aga Khan Foundation. Presenting Hazar Imam with a book of engravings depicting Geneva's rich past, the President of the State Council, Jean-Phillipe Maitre, recalled the Aga Khan family's long and friendly relationship with the city. here]

Event - 1991-A

Doubles the AKF Endowments.

Event - 1994-A

Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development through Filtisac, an AKFED sponsorship, came to an agreement for the public flotation of its shareholding with the Government of the Ivory Coast.

Prince Karim Agha Khan calls on President Asif Ali Zardari 2012-12-10

2012, December 10: Paris, France - President Asif Ali Zardari and Prince Karim Agha Khan shaking hands before their meeting at Hotel Plaza Athenee. Prince Karim Agha Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, today called on President Asif Ali Zardari here at Hotel Plaza Athenee. He congratulated the President and the Government of Pakistan on organizing, along with UNESCO, a high level event for the promotion of education in Pakistan.

Closing Remarks at Winners' seminar of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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I would wish to begin my closing remarks by first of all expressing my sincere thanks and deep feeling of gratitude on behalf of everyone connected to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and from myself to the President of the Republic of Syria and to the Prime Minister and his Government for the most generous, thoughtful and constructive way in which they have enabled the Aga Khan Award for Architecture to hold its prize-giving ceremony and related events here in Aleppo.

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