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Aga Khan III Speaks at All India Mohammadan Educational Conference - 1902

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave a Presidential Address to the All India Mohammadan Educational Conference in Delhi. He spoke about the advantages which the Muslims of India possess, and the necessity of schools to teach the youth, both male and female the Faith and modern secular science.

Aga Khan III attends the coronation of King Edward VII - 1902

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III attended the coronation of King Edward VII and met him thrice privately.
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Aga Khan III awarded the title of Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire - 1902

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was also accorded the title of Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (G.C.I.E)
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Aga Khan III travels to Europe - 1900-11

November 1900 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III during his travels to Europe, also met with Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm and during one of the meetings with the Emperor, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was able to persuade an important demand of the Indian, mainly Ismaili settlers in the German East Africa to be permitted to grow rice along the fertile banks of the Rufiji River. Furthermore, the Kaiser also agreed to raise the social status of the Indians and remove some small petty annoyances
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Aga Khan III visits the Jamats of Jamnagar - 1900-04-04 to 19

April 4 - 19, 1900 Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited the Jamats of Jamnagar, India.

Aga Khan III visited the Jamat of Sind - 1900-02

February 1900 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited the Jamat of Sind Hyderabad.
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Aga Khan III visited the Jamats of Zanzibar - 1899-06 to 1899-09

June to September 1899 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited the Jamats of Zanzibar. He made many Farmans for the worldly and spiritual betterment of Ismailis.
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Aga Khan III is awarded Star of Turkey - 1899

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was awarded the title of 'Star of Turkey' by the Turkish Government.
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Aga Khan III's First Visist To Africa, Awarded Star of Zanzibar - 1899

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III first visit to Africa. Sultan of Zanzibar awarded him the title of 'Brilliant Star of Zanzibar' - Incidentally, title bestowed upon both Mowlana Sultan Mohammed Shah and Mowlana Hazar Imam when They were both at the age of 21.
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Aga Khan III is awarded Star of Persia - 1899

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III also met Shah of Persia who bestowed on him the title of 'Shamsul Humayun'- 'Star of Persia'
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Aga Khan III's horse Jeddah, wins the Epsom Derby -1898

Spring 1898 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III's horse Jeddah, won the Epsom Derby (100 to 1 odds) - the first win for the colours of the Aga Khan.
He also met King Edward at this race who conferred Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III with membership of the exclusive Marlborough Club.

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Aga Khan III conferred the title of Knight Commander of the Indian Empire - 1898

In London Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III met Queen Victoria who honoured and conferred the title of K.C.I.E. (Knight Commander of the Indian Empire) in recognition of the valuable services to the State during the riots, famine and plague in India. At a dinner at Windsor Castle, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was seated at the right of the Royal Queen.
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Queen Victoria receives Aga Khan III at Windsor Castle - 1898

Queen Victoria received Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III graciously at Windsor Castle and sat him beside her in the seat reserved for the highest religious head in the country. This signal honour occasioned great surprise, as no foreigner had been shown so much respect before, and was given wide publicity in all the great cities of Europe. He answered many questions about the famine and plague in India and was given a respectful hearing by a distinguished company.
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Aga Khan III Honoured at Devonshire House and Landsdowne House - 1898

At Devonshire House and Landsdowne House, lavish parties were given in his honour. 'He wore pince-nez and twirled a neat black moustache which gave him an appearance more academic than military, but there was a sparkle in his conversation that titillated a London influenced by Wilde and Beardsley: remarks one of His Royal Highness's biographers
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Aga Khan III Takes First Trip to Europe - 1898

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III's first trip to Europe
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Aga Khan III marries Shahzadi Begum - 1897

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III married Shahzadi Begum, his cousin and the daughter of Aga Jungishah.
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Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Sets Example, Gets Publicly Innoculated - 1897

Summer 1897 - Bombay, India was struck by bubonic plague, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III had himself publicly innoculated in order to encourage Ismailis and others to follow suit.
' While the famine was devastating various parts of the country, plague in a virulent form, broke out in Bombay and carried thousands of people to the grave. To stem the tide of this dreadful scourge, Professor Haffkine, a well-known bacteriologist, was sent to Bombay by the Government of India with his anti-plague serum, the use of which would have considerably reduces the incidence of mortality.

Aga Khan III Builds Yerawda Palace - 1897

Yeravda Palace at Poona was built by Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III at a cost of nearly half a million rupees to provide a means of livelihood to the famine stricken people.
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Aga Khan III gave Deedar to the Jamats of Ahmedabad - 1896-02

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave Holy Deedar to the Jamats of Ahmedabad, India for various days and made Farmans for the worldly and spiritual betterment of Ismailis.
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Aga Khan III attends the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria - 1896

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III attended the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in England.
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