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Khushiyali Announcement made on occasion of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah's arrival in Mumbai 1907-12-27

Khushiyali Announcement of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah's arrival in Mumbai from Wilayat (Europe)1907-12-27

Khushiyali Announcement made on Savant 1964 month of Magsar Vadi Friday 7th 27-12-1907 announcing that Hazrat Mowlana Salamat Datar Sarkar Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah Datar had arrived in Mumbai from Wilayat (Europe) today by steamer. This announcement invited other Jamats to attend the Holy Deedar to be held in Mumbai

The glory of Qutub Shahi tombs being restored by AKTC

Quli Qutb Shah's Tomb
Source: 
siasat.com The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: A visitor to the historic Qutub Shahi Tombs will be mesmerized by its architectural beauty. The colourful enameled tiles were used in decorating the tombs.

Quli Qutub Shah bears intricate carvings. The enameled tiling of the tomb made it unique from the other tombs.

The Aga Khan Trust for culture CEO Ratish Nanda said, “Qutub Shahi Tombs are fine examples of Indo-Iranian architecture.”

Pune: Exhibition on freedom fighters inaugurated at Aga Khan Palace 2021-03-13

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav exhibition at Aga Khan Palace,
Source: 
The Indian Express

The historic Aga Khan Palace in Pune, where Mahatma Gandhi was detained following the launch of the Quit India Movement, is holding an exhibition to pay homage to freedom fighters and showcase their contribution to the fight for independence, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the celebration of 75 years of India’s independence.

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah with Mata Salamat at Calcutta Air[port 1952-02-25

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah with Mata Salamat arriving at Calcutta Airport  1952-02-25

L'Aga Khan III lors de sa descente d'avion, en fauteuil roulant, après avoir fait une crise cardiaque, et la Bégum Aga Khan, Om Habibeh, Yvette Labrousse, le 25 février 1952, à Calcutta, Inde. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Hazar Imam led Juma Namaz at Juma Masjid in Mumbai 1958-03-21

Hazar Imam at Juma Masjid in Mumbai. He led the Juma Namaz  1958-03-21

Mowlana Hazar Imam at Juma Masjid in Mumbai on Friday March 21 1958 where he recited Juma Namaz

H.S.H. The Prince with the Thana Council

Prince Aly Khan visits Yeravda Palace in Poona

Photo taken at Yeravda Palace, (Poona) of H.S.H. Prince Aly Khan, Beloved 'Vali Ahad' of Mowlana Hazar Imam with the members of the Ismailia Council of Thana. Mr. Kassamali Fatehali, president of the Council is seated on the right of the Prince

Prince Aly Khan at Ismaili Youth Sports 1944-02-10

H.S.H. Prince Aly Khan watching Ismaili Youth Sports with Chairman Gulamali G. Merchant
Source: 
ISMAILI publication Bombay Sunday 12 March 1944

Under the auspices of Young Ismailis Brotherhood, various sports were arranged by Young Ismailis Youth Sports at the Cooperage in the immediate presence of H.S.H. Prince Aly Khan on 10th February 1944. The beloved Valiahad is seen watching the various sports with Chairman Gulamali G. Merchant B.A., LL.B

Imam Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah gave Holy Deedar to Ismailis from India, Burma and Ceylon 1940-03-09

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah addressing Ismailis at Aga Hall  1940-03-09

The Ismailis, followers of Mowlana Hazar Imam H.H. The Aga Khan residing in India, Burma and Ceylon as well as in Persian Gulf, Muscat and Central Asia celebrated the joint birthdays of His Highness, H.S.H. Prince Aly Khan and beloved Prince Sadruddin with great rejoicings and festivities on the 9th March 1940.

The picture shows Mowlana Hazar Imam offering His paternal blessings to the congregation that had assembled at Aga Hall

Rahim’s tomb: Delhi’s monument of love gets new lease of life after six-year conservation 2020-12-17

A view of the Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan also known as Rahim's Tomb, after the completion of its restoration work, near N
Source: 
hindustantimes.com

Rahim’s tomb, Delhi’s own monument of love built nearly 50 years before the iconic Taj Mahal, which stood in a ruinous condition with a “risk of collapse” has finally received a new lease of life after six-year-long “monumental conservation” work.

A multi-disciplinary team of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and support of a corporate conglomerate, worked extensively on the project which married traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at C.C.I. Reception in Bombay 1967--11-23

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
Ismaili - Salgreh Special Number 13th December, 1967

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan IV
C.C.I. , Bombay
23rd November, 1967

Mr. Sheriff, Honourable Chief Justice, Committee of Hosts, Ladies and Gentlemen
In the last ten years, it has been My good fortune to visit Bombay five times, and you, Mr. Sheriff, did Me the great honour of offering a similar reception to Me during My last visit in 1962. I thank you and the committee of hosts for your kindness. Your good wishes for the numerous garlands and for the most magnificent casket which I have been offered.

Speech by Hazar Imam at Kamla Nehru Park, Bombay 1967-11-25

H.H. The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
Ismaili - Salgreh Special Number 13 December 1967

Speech by Mowlana Hazar Imam
Civic Reception at Kamla Nehru Park, Bombay
25th November, 1967
Your Lordship, Municipal Councillors, Citizens of Bombay

You have been very gracious in offering this reception in My honour and I am most sincerely grateful for your kind hospitality and for the warm words which you have said to Me in your address. Perhaps the fact that I have visited this great metropolis five times in the last ten years does not convey possibly enough the very special significance which Bombay has always had for Me.

2008 iNDIA

2008 iNDIA

Hazar Imam at President's House, India 2008-05-13

US Ambassador unveils refurbished Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad 2020-03-10

U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster (centre) with US Consul General from Hyderabad Joel Reifman and Aga Khan Trust for C
Source: 
Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The Qutb Shahi Tombs are now sporting a new look after the refurbished tombs of Taramati and Premamati were unveiled on Tuesday by US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster.

The US Consulate General Hyderabad financially patronized the Aga Khan Foundation for the conservation and preservation of two tombs under the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Has Kalki Already Appeared as ʿAlī? The Influence of Hindu Beliefs on the Nizārī Ismaili Khojas

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2017
Date Published  2017
Authors  KUTLUTURK, Cemil
Original Publication  Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies Winter 2017 . Vol. X . No. 1
Volume  Vol X
Issue  No. 1
Publisher  Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies Winter 2017 . Vol. X . No. 1
Key Words  Ginan; Hindu-Muslim interaction; India; imamah; Nizārī Ismaili Khojas; Shi‘a; syncretism.

Hyderabad: Tata Trusts presents 3rd edition of ‘Kalapana’ 2019-12-03

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Source: 
telengananews.com

Kalapana 2019 will present the work of two partners – Aga Khan Trust for Culture undertaking the conservation of 10 monuments at the Qutb Shahi Tombs; and Film Heritage Foundation

‘Kalapana’ – a Tata Trusts platform to celebrate the arts, engender dialogue with stakeholders and showcase the works of the Trusts’ partners, returns with its third edition focusing on the theme of conservation, one of the focus areas of the Arts, Crafts and Culture portfolio.

Samsung tablet wielding Pashu Sakhis reflect changing face of rural India-project of AKRSP 2019-11-16

Runa and her daughter working on a tablet.
Source: 
sundayguardianlive

Muzaffarpur, Bihar: Runa Devi, 35, Class 8-pass of Kafen Chaudhari village of Bochaha block of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, is a Pashu Sakhi, trained to deal with simple medical ailments as well as advise goat owners on the rearing of quality ruminants to improve their market value. However, she is no ordinary “bakri ki dactar (veterinarian)” from the back of beyond.

This Delhi kitchen feeds the hungry and serves a cause-An AKF Initiative

Preparing food at Zaika-e-Nizamuddin, a community kitchen run by local women.
Source: 
sundayguardianlive.com

The market at Nizamuddin basti is bustling with energy on a Thursday afternoon. There are some people chattering in front of a butchershop and children fighting while playing carom. The smell of fresh biryani fills the air as I walk through the winding lanes towards my destination, a kitchen called Zaika-e-Nizamuddin which is run entirely by a group of local women.

An initiative by the Aga Khan Foundation that began in 2012, Zaika-e-Nizamuddin was set up as part of a dual campaign to create employment opportunities for women and tackle the problem of malnutrition in this area.

Restored by the AKTC - Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex opened for general public

Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

ew Delhi [India]: The entry for Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex in the national capital was opened on Saturday for the general public.
Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel opened the gate and also leads a morning walk at Humayun Tomb Complex as part of the Fit India Movement.

In 2017, Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.

Inauguration spree: Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to unveil three projects in Delhi

Conservation of Neela Gumbad was completed in 2014 | ( Photo | AKTC )
Source: 
The New India Express

By Express News Service
NEW DELHI: Almost five years after its conservation, Neela Gumbad, the blue-tiled tomb in the 16th century mausoleum complex of Mughal emperor Humayun, is likely to be unveiled officially on Saturday.

According to officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate the ancient domed building on August 31 with two other projects — a new museum displaying retrieved and confiscated antiquities at Purana Quila and new-fangled illumination at Qutub Minar complex.

Delhi ‘baolis’: Stepping into the past to manage water needs 2019-08-26

Agrasen ki Baoli in central Delhi.
Source: 
The Asian Age

The 14th century baoli in the Kotla Feroz Shah complex is another example of a stepwell still in use. the decrepit well still waters the gardens.

Once important community spaces, stepwells from centuries ago needn’t just be relics of the past for tourists and history buffs but can be used to conserve water in these arid times, even with dipping groundwater levels, say conservationists and historians.


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