Event - 1969-10-28
Michael Curtis, Personal Aide to Hazar Imam, wrote an article in the Daily Nation of Nairobi, Kenya in the Wedding Souvenir.
It was 12 years ago, Dar es Salaam in October 1957. Prince Karim, His Highness Aga Khan IV was to be installed as successor to his grandfather in the first of a series of elaborate ceremonies to be held that year throughout Africa and Asia.
As personal aide to His Highness, I had gone ahead as part of an advance party and was greeted by the local leaders who told me that a serious problem had arisen. The only other such ceremony in living memory has taken place 72 years before in Bombay, when Aga Khan III had succeeded to the Imamate.