His Highness the Aga Khan completed his 50th year as the Imam of the Ismaili community on 11 July 2007. Fifty years ago, at the age of 20, the Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
To mark the beginning of his Golden Jubilee year, leaders of the Ismaili Muslim community from the past 50 years gathered to pay homage to the Imam on behalf of the global community. Later that day, His Highness hosted a luncheon for the leaders of the community and senior AKDN personnel.
2007, July 12: London, UK - Ismaili Center: H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan, Prince Rahim, Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Hussein, Princess Khaliya & Prince Charles were at the Ismaili Center. Hazar Imam stood a long time outside the center. About 40 Ismailis were waiting on 2 sides and Hazar Imam was constently smiling to them. His first Wave of the Jubilee Year was for the Jamat standing there. He waved 6 times before getting into his car plus again from the car.
H.H. The Aga Khan Arrives in Kenya during His Golden Jubilee East Africa Visit.
Aga Khan Named Personality Of the year by Apollo Magazine.