August 1957 was the begining of the first long visit to followers.
Donated Aga Khan Gold Cup to the Karachi Race Club, to be competed for annually.
First visit to London Jamat. Given title of 'His Highness' by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On July 19, 1957, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, 48th Imam, was laid to rest in a temporary place created in the grounds of the villa Noor al Salaam in Aswan.
In Cairo and Aswan for the temporary burial of his grandfather, Hazrat Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III.
For the first time as Imam, He granted audience to the representatives of Ismailis from various countries, at Villa Barkat, Veroix (near Geneva), Switzerland. (click here)
WAFAT OF HAZRAT IMAM Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III July 11, 1957 - At forty minutes past midday on July 11, 1957, Hazrat Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah passed away peacefully at his villa in Versoix, Switzerland at the age of eighty leaving behind him a memorable history of his glorious and eventful life.
In his Last Will and Testament, he appointed his grandson, the elder of the two sons of Prince Aly Salomon Khan, Shah Karim Al-Husayni as the 49th Imam and Pir of all Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
His Highness Prince Karim Al-Husayni Aga Khan became the 49th Imam of The Shia Ismaili Muslims.
Queen Victoria had conferred the dignity of Highness on his grandfather. Elizabeth II did the same for the present Aga Khan.
Princa Aly S. Khan Lays the Foundation Stone of Moshi Jamatkhana, Tanzania.
The Aga Khan arriving with Prince Sadruddin, one of his sons, at the Ismaili Club in London, on Sunday to attend a wedding service to meet some of his followers.
1954 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III had 'The Memoirs of Aga Khan' published by Cassell & Company Ltd., London, England.
Third auspicious visit to Pakistan for the celebration of Platinum Jubilee at Karachi, the Federal Capital of Pakistan.
A token ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee was also celebrated in Cairo at the Semiramis hotel. Present at this ceremony was Prince Aly Khan.
In Bombay, the Platinum Jubilee was also celebrated and a Platinum Plaque was presented to Prince Aly Khan
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent a signed photograph to all Ismailis on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee from Cannes, on March 17, 1954
July 1953 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote in 'The Times' newspaper of England, 'For as long as we can foresee, the British people are the trustees of the population of East Africa, irrespective of race and colour...There can be no real union in East Africa among the races if any portion of them believes that the trustees are divided or that they have particular favourite wards.'
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III met with Mr. Charles Chaplin at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival
Mr. Oliver Lyttelton, the Colonial Secretary met with Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III during a party given to several hundred Ismaili Muslims in London in July 1953.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III had the honour to take tea in the Royal Box with her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family. A similar honour was given to Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III in the time of Queen Victoria more than 50 years ago.