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Texts for H.H. Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III

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Birthday: Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III - 2010-11-02
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Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan was the 48th Imam of the Ismaili community and the grandfather of the present 49th Imam, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. His birthday is celebrated on November 2.

Aga Khan III - Final Burial Ceremony at Aswan in the Mausoleum - 1959-02-19

On 19 February 1959, the 48th Imam was finally laid to rest in the mausoleum which had taken over 18 months to construct.

Aga Khan III - First Burial Ceremony at Aswan - 1957-07-19

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.

Aga Khan III Event - 1957-07-11

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.

Succession From Aga Khan III to Aga Khan IV - 1957-07-11

Collection of News clippings from the historic time of the succession of the Aga Khan II to the Aga Khan IV.

The Beloved Imam of the Ismailis, Mowlana Sultan Mohamed Shah Passed away on July 11th, 1957. He appointed his grandson Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussayni age 20 to succed him as Imam and Pir of all the ismailis of the world.

The historic time of transition had articles mourning Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, speculating who the next Imam will be, and covering the funeral and release of the will.

Aga Khan III Event - 1956

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.
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Aga Khan III - Platinum Jubilee Homage - 1955-02-20
1955-02-20 - Aga Khan III Platinum Jubilee Presentation

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.

Aga Khan III Event - 1954

Third auspicious visit to Pakistan for the celebration of Platinum Jubilee at Karachi, the Federal Capital of Pakistan.
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Aga Khan III Event - 1954

A token ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee was also celebrated in Cairo at the Semiramis hotel. Present at this ceremony was Prince Aly Khan.
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Aga Khan III Event - 1954

1954 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III had 'The Memoirs of Aga Khan' published by Cassell & Company Ltd., London, England.
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Aga Khan III Event - 1954

In Bombay, the Platinum Jubilee was also celebrated and a Platinum Plaque was presented to Prince Aly Khan
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Aga Khan III Event - 1954

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

Aga Khan III Event - 1953-07

July 1953 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote in 'The Times' newspaper of England, 'For as long as we can foresee, the British people are the trustees of the population of East Africa, irrespective of race and colour...There can be no real union in East Africa among the races if any portion of them believes that the trustees are divided or that they have particular favourite wards.'
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Aga Khan III Event - 1953

Mr. Oliver Lyttelton, the Colonial Secretary met with Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III during a party given to several hundred Ismaili Muslims in London in July 1953.
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Aga Khan III Event - 1953

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III met with Mr. Charles Chaplin at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival
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Aga Khan III Event - 1953

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III had the honour to take tea in the Royal Box with her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family. A similar honour was given to Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III in the time of Queen Victoria more than 50 years ago.
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Evian Conference - 1952-07-04 to 08

Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah had called a Conference in Evian, France known as the Evian Conference between July 4, 1952 and July 8, 1952 to discuss various economic and social problems confronting the African Ismailis and also to make necessary amendments in the Constitution of the African Councils.

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Aga Khan III Event - 1952

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III delivered a speech on the economy of Pakistan, also present was the Begum, the Mir of Hunza and Khwaja Nazimuddin, Khan of Kalat.
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Aga Khan III Event - 1952

During one of the races, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III made a distribution of the prize money of 20,000 pounds to be divided amongst the jockey, the trainees and the stable boys after his horse Tulyar won the Derby in May 1952
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Aga Khan III Event - 1952

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III and Mata Salamat attended a tea party given in their honour at the Metropole, Karachi. The tea party was given by H.E. the Iranian Masoud Moazad on January 23, 1952 (link to 024msms)


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