October 25, 1957 Takht Nashini at Kampala, Uganda.
Takht Nashini at Nairobi, Kenya.
Takht Nashini speech and celebrations of the Intronisation of Hazar Imam at Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika.
Landed at Nairobi, first visit to East African countries as Imam. During this tour Hazar Imam was awarded the 'Brilliant Star of Zanzibar' by the Sultan of Zanzibar. (photo)
Brief visit to Lebanon, Beirut. 'First visit to His followers.'
First visit to Bombay, India.
First Visit to Dacca.
Visit to Karachi, Pakistan. In His speech, Hazar Imam said; 'You all know that my grandfather was one of the founders of Pakistan
Sunday; On his way to Karachi, Hazar Imam made a brief stop at Beirut Airport where the Lebanese Government gave him a welcome normally reserved for Heads of State. Some 600 Syrian and Lebanese Ismailis also were gathered at this auspicious occasion.
Donated Aga Khan Gold Cup to the Karachi Race Club, to be competed for annually.
August 1957 was the begining of the first long visit to followers.
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)
His Highness Prince Karim Al-Husayni Aga Khan became the 49th Imam of The Shia Ismaili Muslims.
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.
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.