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Aga Khan III Event - 1935-08-17

Saturday, 1935, August 17

August 17, 1935 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III celebrated 50 years of Holy Imamat. Ismailis around the world began preparations for Golden Jubilee and the ceremony of weighing the Holy Imam in gold was held in Bombay. The Golden Jubilee celebrations were however interrupted in January 1936 upon the death of King George V. Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent a message to Ismailis in which he said, 'I am deeply touched to hear the terrible news of the death of the King-Emperor. I have decided to stop all activities in connection with My Golden Jubilee celebrations...'

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