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....'
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.'