Due to the efforts of Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, Aligarh College was upgraded to the status of University.
December 19, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III delivered a speech at a dinner in honour of E.S. Montagu, in London at the Savoy Hotel, to celebrate the passing of the Governemnt of India Bill in appreciation of E.S. Montagu's services to India.
December 12, 1919 - London: Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III delivered a memorial to the Prime Minister of England on behalf of His Majesty's Muslim Subjects, where he spoke of the dimensions of the Turkish problem.
October 10, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave evidence before the joint select committee on the Government of India Bill. He spoke of the making of the 1919 reforms.
August 8, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent another letter to 'the Times', London, with regards to the suffrage of Indian women. The article, printed on 11 August 1919, described the attitude of the Southborough Report on the question of women's suffrage. It disagrees with Lord Southborough's opinion in that the great majority of Indian women of the well-to-do classes are not in seclusion. ( 645)
June 3, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III and Sayyid Ameer Ali sent a letter to 'the Times', London, regarding the post-war future of Turkey, printed on 6 June 1919. 'At this critical moment, we regarded duty as citizens of the British Empire to plead once more for a considerate hearing at the Peace Conference of the Mussalman case on behalf of Turkey.' ( 633)
The Dhoraji Religious Library held a special meeting. N.M. Budhwani, the Honorary Secretary put a proposal for the publication of a periodical in Dhoraji, which met an approval of all members.
It was resolved that its first issue, known as the "Ismaili Aftab", should be published during the 42nd Salgirah of the Imam, and N.M. Budhwani was appointed its editor.
Additional info on Itmadi Nuruddin Budhwani and his family are available in the attached link.
March 7, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III delivered a speech at a banquet hosted in honour of Lord Sinha in London, where he made tribute to E.S. Montagu and Lord Sinha.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote 'India in Transition' and dedicated the book in the loving memory of Lady Aly Shah. Hindu leader Lokmania Tilak called this book 'The Gita of our times' .
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was also awarded with the degree of LL.D by the Oxford University.
August 12, 1917 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent a letter to 'the Times', London, with regards to Gokhale's last political testament, printed on 15 August 1917. He made tribute to G.K. Gokhale and his political ideas. ( 525)
July 17, 1917 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote a letter to 'the Times', London, in defence of Lord Hardinge, printed on 23 July 1917. He spoke of the Indian admiration for Lord Hardinge, the attacks made on him by the press, the role of Indian soldiers in World War I and Lord Hardinge's resignation. ( 522)
Two assassination attempts by Germans were made on Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III's life. A bomb was thrown at him in Lucerne, Switzerland and his coffee was also poisoned. However the bomb failed to go off and Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III never drank the coffee.
April 1916 - The King-Emperor of Britain bestowed the rank of a First Class Prince of the Bombay Presidency together with a salute of 11 guns on Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III.
1915 December 8, 1915 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave a speech at a meeting held in memory of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta in London. Source: 'the Times of India', Bombay, 8 January 1916. 'This attitude of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta conformed to the principles he applied throughout his public life. Amid the storm and stress of years of political activity, he never departed from the spirit of his confession of faith as President of the sixth session of the Indian National Congress at Calcutta in 1890.' ( 512)
November 2, 1914 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent a message to the Indian Muslims on Turkish entry into the War. It was printed in 'the Times', London, 4 November 1914.
Thousands of Muslims are fighting for their sovereigns already and all men must see that Turkey has not gone to war for the cause of Islam or for the defence of her independence. Thus our only duty as Muslims, now, is to remain loyal, faithful, and obedient to our temporal and secular allegiance. ( 510)
October 1, 1914 London, a meeting of the Indian Volunteers Committee was held at the Polytechnic, Regent Street. Mr. M.K. Gandhi, the Chairman of the Committee in his opening remarks, announced that Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III had just handed him a cheque for 200 pounds to be used for providing extra comfort for the corps at the front.
February 13, 1914 -Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was given a grand reception by the leaders of the Indian communities residing in Burma at the Jubilee Hall at approximately 5 p.m. The Honourable U. Hpay was voted to the chair, and he started the proceedings. The address of welcome was read by U. May Oung (which was later printed in the 'The Rangoon Gazette,' on February 16). The address was then enclosed in a silver casket surmounted by a golden peacock and was then presented to Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited Burma and advised his followers on social and cultural assimilation with the Burmese and to adopt Burmese names, customs and habits.
February 6, 1914 (Friday) - Morning: Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, on board the Arankola, arrived in Rangoon in the morning with his personal staff; Mr. Allibhoy Mohammad. He was met at the port with Reception Committee and the dignitaries of both the Ismaili Communities as well as Government dignitaries, and Muslim elders.