Brief visit to Lebanon, Beirut. 'First visit to His followers.'
First visit to Bombay, India.
First Visit to Dacca.
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.
Visit to Karachi, Pakistan. In His speech, Hazar Imam said; 'You all know that my grandfather was one of the founders of Pakistan
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.
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.
Homage submitted by the President and Members of the Africa Legion to Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III on February 20th, 1955 on the occasion of the completion of 70 years of Imamat.
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
1954 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III had 'The Memoirs of Aga Khan' published by Cassell & Company Ltd., London, England.