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2010-02-02 Paris

PARIS - FEBRUARY 02: Prince Karim Aga Khan attends the International 'Global Zero' Summit Against Nuclear Weapons at Hotel Intercontinental on February 2, 2010 in Paris, France.

The Global Zero Summit will convene 200 international political, military, business and religious leaders until February 04 to discuss a practical step-by-step plan for the phased, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons and to launch a global grassroots campaign.

The quiet revolutionary 1991-08-18

H.H. The Aga Khan IV
The (Manchester) Guardian Weekly, August 18, 1991

The quiet revolutionary
By Akbar S. Ahmed
The (Manchester) Guardian Weekly, August 18, 1991
Picture caption: The Aga Khan: paradox

Legion d'Honneur

Legion d'Honneur

France President Macron awards Aga Khan the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour 2018-09-21

Progressive Valia vanquishes Longchamp rivals 2020-07-23

Valia was the star on Longchamp's eight-race card  2020-07-23

The Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Valia lit up an otherwise humdrum card at Longchamp this afternoon with a commanding victory in the Listed Prix de Thiberville for three-year-old fillies and could develop into a legitimate contender for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

De Royer Dupre and owner the Aga Khan presciently entered the daughter of Sea The Stars and 2014 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches runner-up Veda in Europe's most prestigious race last month, despite her being unraced.

Aga Khan chasing Zarkava glory at the home of the Arc with progressive fillies 2020-05-14

Wonder filly Zarkava is remembered at the scene of her greatest triumph on Thursday Edward Whitake
Racing Post

11.40 Longchamp
Prix Zarkava – Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage (Listed) | 1m2½f | 4yo+ fillies and mares | SSR

If you owned and bred one of the superstars of the 21st century you are bound to be keen to win the race named in her honour.

Which may well explain why the Aga Khan has two runners in the Prix Zarkava, which commemorates his outstanding filly who lit up French racing in 2008 with four straight Group 1 wins culminating in success here in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

May 12 Remembrance

May 12 Remembrance

May 12th is the date when Prince Aly Khan and his brother Prince Sadrudin passes away in 1960 and 2003 respectively

Simeen Scores in Prix de la Pistole at Chantilly 2020-05-13

ga Khas Studs Tweeted - Simeen came from last to first to win the Prix de la Pistole on seasonal debut today. She remains unbeat

Lope de Vega filly is now second favorite for the French One Thousand Guineas (G1).

he Aga Khan's Simeen is now just 5-1 for the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French One Thousand Guineas, G1) with Coral and Betfair after getting up under a hand ride from Christophe Soumillon in the Prix de la Pistole at Chantilly on May 13.

The daughter of Lope de Vega is now 3-for-3, and trainer Jean-Claude Rouget believes she has a big future, even though she has yet to contest a pattern race.

Holy Talika from Mawlana Hazar Imam 2020-04-23

Holy Talika during COVID-19 pandemic

The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam to the global Jamat.
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My beloved spiritual children,

Mata Salamat

Mata Salamat

Today February 15 marks the birthday of our beloved Mata Salamat Om Habibeh Aga Khan wife our 48th Imam Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah. They were married in Geneva on October 9th, 1944 under her maiden name Yvette Blanche Labrousse.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan in French at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris, France 2016-06-22


Discours prononcé par Son Altesse l’Aga Khan
pour l’installation de M. Dominique Perrault à l’Académie des beaux-arts
le mercredi 22 juin 2016


Monsieur Dominique Perrault

Votre premier jour sous la Coupole inspire de grandes joies :

Hazar Imam at Installation of Frederic Mitterrand at The Institute of France in Paris 2020-02-05

Hazar Imam at the Installation of Frederic Mitterand at the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France in Paris  2020-02-05

Farah Diba and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the Installation of Frederic Mitterrand at The Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France in Paris, France. Farah Pahlavi and Karim Aga Khan IV were also present at the event. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was received as guest of honor by Frédéric Mitterrand in the presence of many personalities from the political, cultural, and economic world. The Academy of Fine Arts (Academie des Beaux-Arts) is one of the five academies of the Institute of France (Institut de France).



Hazar Imam with Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the Installation of Frederic Mitterrand at The Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France in Paris

A rare interview with the Aga Khan on poverty, climate change, and demystifying Islam 2017-07-11

His Highness the Aga Khan IV. The media-shy spiritual leader, now in his 60th year as Aga Khan.
QUARTZ qz.com

His Highness Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, is many things.

“Virtually a one-man state,” as Vanity Fair once put it, he’s the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims and a unique embodiment of the potential for East blending with West. He inherited from his Indian-born grandfather a dynasty that spans the Muslim world, but he is a British citizen, born in Switzerland, raised in Kenya, educated at Harvard, and lives in a French chateau.

Aga Khan puts the fate of France’s Château de Chantilly in doubt 2020-01-17

1997 wedding of Princess Zahra was held at the Chateau de Chantilly which was restored to its former glory by the Aga Khan
The Sunday Times, UK

One of France’s most renowned châteaux is facing an uncertain future after the Aga Khan announced the dissolution of the organisation he created to save it from ruin.

The spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Shia Muslims said he would wind up the foundation which has restored the Château de Chantilly, about 30 miles northeast of Paris, five years earlier than scheduled.

Birthday of our late Prince Sadrudin Aga Khan

Birthday of our late Prince Sadrudin Aga Khan

Prince Sadrudin, son of our 48th Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah, was born this day, the 17th of January 1933 in Paris, France

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