Begum Mata Salamat Aga Khan
Mata Salamat, Om Habiba was the Beloved Wife of H.H. Sir Sultan Mohamed, Aga Khan III
After the Passing of Aga Khan III, she lived part of the year in Yakimour Villa, France and part of the year in Aswan, Egypt, near the Aga Khan III Mausoleum where she is buried near her late husband.
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Death of Ismaili Muslim matriarch
The widow of the late spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, Begum Om Habibeh, has died in France at the age of ninety-four.
She was the fourth and last wife of the Aga Khan the Third who died in 1957. He is the grandfather of the present Aga Khan, Prince Karim. Begum Om Habibeh was known for her interest in women's welfare and for her work for the poor and elderly, especially in and around the city of Aswan in Egypt.
From the newsroom of the BBC World Service
Hazar Imam sends a message to the global Jamat that The Begum Om Habibeh, widow of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan passed away on the first of July at Le Cannet, South of France in her ninety-fifth year. July 4, 2000: Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn and Prince Saduddin attend the funeral of Mata Salamat in Aswan