On 19 February 1959, the 48th Imam was finally laid to rest in the mausoleum which had taken over 18 months to construct.
Hazar Imam visited Sardinia for the first time where he had invested $25,000 in 7400 acres of rugged land. (click here)
In a football game, brought Harvard University victory by scoring two goals, the only player to do so. (photo) At Harvard University, Hazar Imam was not only a brilliant scholar but also an outstanding sportsman
Arrived in New York from Geneva to resume studies at Harvard University.
At the opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Platinum Jubilee Hospital in Nairobi, Hazar Imam said: 'This hospital must serve much more than the Ismaili community in Kenya or even East Africa. It is intended for all communities and for all races.'
Arrived for 36 hours' visit to Nairobi and performed the opening ceremony of The Aga Khan Platinum Jubilee hospital, considered to be among the best hospitals in the world.
First visit to Ismailis in South Africa, the Congo and Portuguese East Africa.
First interview over BBC Television, London. [Interview here]
Brief halt at Karachi on His way from Bombay to Geneva.
Delivered speech at the Rotary Club of Bombay on 'The Ismailis and the Role of Asian Communities in the Development of East Africa'.
Takht Nashini at Bombay.
Arrived in Delhi, India, and met the late Prime Minster Jawaharlal Pandit Nehru.
Left Karachi for Geneva.
Donated Rs 20,000 to the East Pakistan Sports Federation for the development of sports in East Pakistan, and a gold cup for the All Pakistan Aga Khan Gold Cup Football Tournament to be held every year.
Takht Nashini at Dacca.
Civic reception at Karachi. February 8, 1958: Visited Khyber Pass (Peshawar).
Speech at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi on 'Islam in Africa.'
Speech at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries Dinner given in his honour.
At the conference of the Ismailia Association for Pakistan, Hazar Imam emphasised the necessity of Religion in the modern world. (click here)
Speaking on the role of Pakistan, Hazar Imam said; 'Here is a nation newly-born, unfettered by too many out-worn traditions. She is free, therefore, to forge her own future.'