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Event - 1965-12-12

Sunday, 1965, December 12

The London Sunday Times published a long interview in which Mowlana Hazar Imam said, 'Since my grandfather, the late Aga Khan died, I have been the bearer of the Noor' which means Light. The Noor has been handed down in direct descent from the the Prophet (s.a.s.).'

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


Interview - THE RULER WITHOUT A KINGDOM = Sunday Times

H.H. Aga Khan IV at Harvard


THE RULER WITHOUT A KINGDOM : The Aga Khan talks candidly to The Sunday Times. He is only twenty-eight. Yet he holds sway over twenty million people of one faith but widely differing nationalities in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. This two-part conversation with Nicholas Tomalin is a frank discussion of his own personality and power.

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The Sunday Times Interview, Part II, Nicholas Tomalin, ‘Our Future in Africa’ (London, United Kingdom) 1965-12-19

H.H Aga Khan IV

Aga Khan talks to Nicholas Tomalin about the problems of guiding his people in a continent in political ferment.

His Highness Prince Karim, Aga Khan IV, occupies tor twenty million Ismaili Muslims in the Indian sub-continent, Africa and the Middle East a position “somewhere between that of a Head of State and a Pope.” Though only 28, he has been their spiritual ruler since he succeeded his grandfather at the age of 19. This frank discussion of his role and duties is his first interview with a Western journalist for two years. The first part appeared last Sunday.

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