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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'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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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 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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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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Aga Khan III gave Holy Deedar to Manjevadi Jamats - 1893-12

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave Holy Deedar to Manjevadi Jamats various times and made Farmans for the worldly and spiritual betterment of Ismailis
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Aga Khan III Called to Mediate Between Faiths - 1893

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was called upon to settle major riots between Muslims and Hindus.
Owing to his influence, his followers not only refrained from participating in riots but helped the authorities in restoring peace and order. They gave shelter to a number of Hindus although two of His Royal Highness's personal servants had been killed in the riots.

Aga Khan III Gives Didar - 1889-04-10

April 10, 1889 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave Holy Deedar to the Jamat and made Farman relating to the story of Hazrat Musa and Hazrat Khizar.

Aga Khan III bestowed with the title of His Highness by the British Government - 1886

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was bestowed with the title of 'His Highness' by the British Government in recognition of the services rendered by the Aga Khan family.
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Aga Khan III Gives Many Didars in His First Month of Imamat- 1885-09

September 1885 - During this first month of Imamat, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave Holy Deedar to the Bombay Jamats various times and made many Holy Farmans for the worldly and spiritual betterment of the Ismailis.
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Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Ascends the Throne of Imamat - 1885-08

August 1885 Aga Shah Aly Shah, our 47th Imam, passed away at Poona, India. He was buried at Najaf, Iraq, which also the burial site of our first Imam, Hazrat Ali.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III ascended the throne of Imamat in Bombay, India at the tender age of 7 years, 9 months and 16 days. During the first Mulaqat with the Jamat declared, 'O Jamat do not consider Me small....'

Aga Khan III ascends the throne of Imamat - 1885-08

Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III ascended the throne of Imamat in Bombay, India at the tender age of 7 years, 9 months and 16 days. During the first Mulaqat with the Jamat declared, 'O Jamat do not consider Me small....'
There were many Ismailis in the congregation who were sad at the passing away of Aga Shah Aly Shah.The new young Imam noting the sadness in the faces of those around him at the recent death of his father had said 'Why are you sad? The Imam is sitting in your midst and doing your work.'

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Birth of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III - 1877-11-02

His Highness the Aga Khan III, Hazrat Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah was born on Friday November 2, 1877 at 'Honeymoon Lodge' in Karachi.
His birth was an occasion of immense joy for the family and particularly his grandfather, Hazrat Imam Hassanali Shah, Aga Khan I, who named him 'Sultan Mohammad.'

His mother, Lady Aly Shah, belonged to the Persian Royal family. In later life, she was also bestowed with the honour of the Crown of India by the King-Emperor of the British Empire.

Event - 1997

Under the title A portrait of world powers, in a study of the 65 leaders who shape and rule the world, Vanity Fair writes 'He is a horse breeder, newspaper proprietor, yatchsman, developer, financier, and a philanthropist of unparallel scope'.

Event - 1981-A

The Aga Khan sponsored the creation of the quarterly 'Mimar: Architecture in Development'


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