Aga Khan puts the fate of France’s Château de Chantilly in doubt
Château de Chantilly was restored to its former glory with the help of the Aga Khan
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.
The 83-year-old billionaire, who lives on a nearby estate, has given no public explanation but is understood to consider that he has spent enough money, time and energy rescuing the château. With the hard-pressed French state unable to pay for its upkeep, administrators have embarked on an urgent search for alternative sources of finance.
Prince Karim Aga Khan Congratulates 101st Independence Day
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Prince Karim Aga khan congratulated President Ghani on the 101st anniversary of the country's independence.
In his message, Prince Aga Khan wished for lasting peace and prosperity in Afghanistan, adding that at this historic juncture, the Ismaili Imamate and the Aga Khan Development Network continue to live up to their commitment to working together with the Government of Afghanistan and their efforts to help the Afghan people, pursue a peaceful future with economic growth, social progress and a better quality of life.
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