Prince Aly Khan married Joan Yarde-Buller (Mrs. Loel Guinness) in Paris. The wedding took place at the Town Hall followed by a religious ceremony in the Paris Mosque. She was later known as Princess Taj-ud-Doulah and was the mother of Prince Karim (our 49th Imam) and Prince Amyn.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III's horse, Mahmoud (100 to 8) won the Derby with his other horse, Taj Akbar, coming in second (6 to 1). This was a third Derby win for Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III.
September 13, 1935 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III addressed the 16th session of the League of Nations at Geneva in his capacity as the First Delegate of India. He said, 'A wise man learns from the past; he does not let the past master him. Let us not shrink from recognising the realities in us and around us...'
August 17, 1935 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III celebrated 50 years of Holy Imamat. Ismailis around the world began preparations for Golden Jubilee and the ceremony of weighing the Holy Imam in gold was held in Bombay. The Golden Jubilee celebrations were however interrupted in January 1936 upon the death of King George V. Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent a message to Ismailis in which he said, 'I am deeply touched to hear the terrible news of the death of the King-Emperor. I have decided to stop all activities in connection with My Golden Jubilee celebrations...'
Summer 1935 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III's horse Bahram won The Triple Crown of the Turf - The Two Thousand Guineas, the Derby at Epsom and the St. Leger. At Derby, Bahram carried the supposed unlucky number 13. Thus for India this became the second Blue Riband for the second year in succession.
January 1935 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited the Jamats of Mumbai, India various times between January 8th and February 26th.
September 27, 1934 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III addressed the Assembly of the League of Nations (15th session) at Geneva in his capacity as the First Delegate of India. He remarked on the entry of Afghanistan as a member, 'To a Muslim like myself, it is no small thing that another Islamic nation is today entering the League, for I am convinced that her entry will strengthen the League in far greater measure than the number of her subjects...'
April 1934 - The Third Round Table Conference, known officially as The Joint Select Committee, assembled in London to discuss the future of India.
March 13, 1934 -Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited the Jamat of Rangoon, Burma.
January 1934 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited the Jamats of Mumbai, India various times between January 1st and February 22nd.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III also became the Privy Councillor to His Imperial Majesty.
December 1933 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited the Jamats of Mumbai, India various times between December 15th and December 31st.
February 2, 1933 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III addressed the Third Disarmament Conference of the League of Nations at Geneva in his capacity as the Delegate of India. He remarked that in Asia, all sections of society were convinced that in science and invention, Western culture had reached a far higher standard than Asians, but the peoples of Asia did not admit any superiority in the West in the realms of spirit and morals.
January 17, 1933 - Prince Sadrudin was born to Princess Andree Carron, third wife of Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, in the American Hospital at Neuilly, outside Paris.
February 19, 1932 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III addressed the Disarmament Conference at Geneva, Switzerland in his capacity as Delegate of India to the League of Nations at the fourteenth meeting. He said, 'The basis of all security is a foreign policy rooted in mutual goodwill and cooperation; a foreign policy in which no country covets its neighbour's possessions or seeks to infringe its moral and spiritual rights.'
In 1932 Lady Alyshah visited England. Large crowds of people had come to see the 'mother of the great and distinguished man.' She received an audience by the late King George V and Queen Mary at Buckingham Palace and the title of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India was bestowed upon her. She was also awarded the Jubilee Medal at the time of the King's Silver Jubilee.
November 12, 1931 - The second Round Table Conference was held in London, England which was to discuss Indo-British relations. Mahatma Gandhi represented the Congress of India and had the first meeting of the Conference in the room of Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III at the Ritz Hotel.
November 11, 1931 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III made the famous speech 'If I were a Dictator' which was broadcast from the BBC radio of London.
November 2, 1931 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave an interview to The Daily Sketch of London in which he shared many personal views on spiritual happiness, marriage, poetry, natural landscapes etc. He said, 'Poetry is the voice of God speaking through the lips of man' ( 866)
Articles written by or Interviews granted of His Highness Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah - The Aga Khan III
Published by Mr Ismail M. Jaffer. Ismaili House, Bombay, India.
THERE IS HAPPINESS IN RELIGION, NATURE, ART AND SPORT