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Sultan Muhammad Shah

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His Highness the Aga Khan led the prayers at Calcutta, India, where he spent a few days. When he is weighed in diamonds, the proceeds will be handed over to charity. An autographed study of the Aga Khan, seen with his wife the Begum, in Calcutta, India, on Dec. 13, 1945. (AP Photo)

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Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad awarded as one of India’s top 100 brands

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body,
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5dariyanews.com

URS AsiaOne Magazine felicitated the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad at the 3rd edition of India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18 awards ceremony at Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai recently.

Mughal-era Arab ki Sarai gateway restored to its old glory in Delhi 2018-05-28

The gateway is 13 metres high with five arches. It also has chambers and a domed roof flanked by niches on both sides.(Sanchit K
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hindustantimes.com

According to Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) listing of ancient structures in Delhi, Arab Sarai was built in 1560 by Hamida Banu Begum, who was chief consort of Mughal emperor Humayan, to accommodate 300 Arabs she had brought back from Mecca.

The lofty eastern gateway of a walled enclosure built in the 17th century — which was originally a market built during Jahangir’s reign along side Arab ki Sarai, Nizamuddin East — has been restored to its old glory.

The restorer, Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), began restoration work in January 2017.

Qutb Shahi tombs back to days of yore

Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been carrying out conservation and restoration works at the heritage park.
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telanganatoday.com

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture in collaboration with the State government and Tata Trust has completed conservation works on 25 monuments and landscape restoration over a 20 acres zone at Qutb Shahi Heritage Park.

The restoration initiative had master-craftsmen clocking 1,50,000 man-days of work to restore structural stability and grandeur of the monuments, a press release from Aga Khan Trust said.

Prince Karim Aga Khan, others receive Padam Vibhushan

Prince Karim Aga Khan, others receive Padam Vibhushan

Prince Karim Aga Khan was among the eminent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri

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indianexpress.com

Prince Karim Aga Khan, others receive Padam Vibhushan

Prince Karim Aga Khan, others receive Padam Vibhushan

Prince Karim Aga Khan was among the eminent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri

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indianexpress.com

AKF - Want to Create Pathways of Adaptability And Development Through Education, Says Matt Reed

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
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www.india.com

New Delhi, Mar 20: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is working in 30 countries. In India, AKDN activities span the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. In a conversation with Zee News, on the sidelines of the Zee Literature Festival, Matt Reed, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aga Khan Foundation (UK) and of AKDN, said his organisation hopes to create pathways of adaptability and development through education.

Aga Khan to set up children's cancer hospital in city: Fadnavis 2018-03-03

The Aga Khan met governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis  2018-03-01
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mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, met governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who had called on him at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, on Friday. The spiritual leader, who is the founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), emphasised on developing expertise in oncology and cardiology.

Rise and serve the nation, Aga Khan tells community

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with Governor and Chief Minister of Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao  2018-03-02
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timesofindia.indiatimes.com

MUMBAI: The Aga Khan IV, Imam or spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder-chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has called upon his community members to serve the nation and understand the importance of early childhood education.

The Aga Khan was in the city on Thursday as part of a 10-day visit to India to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of his Imamat.

The leader also told his followers that India is a country of opportunities and it is the duty of every citizen to live with optimism, avail the opportunities and lead an ethical life here.

Heritage experts from around the world gather in Delhi

Hazar Imam speaking at the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS, London 2015-10-22
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ptinews.com

ew Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) The five-day general assembly of the global heritage body ICOMOS, hosted in the national capital this year, will begin tomorrow, at the end of which a Delhi Declaration is to be passed.

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is a prestigious global non-government organisation which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage world over.

Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on AP & Telangana Governor

Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali presenting a bouquet to spiritual leader Aga Khan at Begumpet Airport 2018-02-26
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www.outlookindia.com

Hyderabad, Feb 27 Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan today met Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan here and discussed activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and its associate agencies in the two states.

The Aga Khan informed the Governor about the plans to launch various philanthropic activities in AP and Telangana in the next five years, said a media release issued by the Raj Bhavan.

Aga Khan initiative harvests water in parched villages

His Highness The Aga Khan meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi  2018-02-21
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timesofindia.indiatimes.com

AHMEDABAD: In Surendranagar district, there are at least 60,000-odd odd families which may not bear the brunt of the acute water crisis. This is because of the roof rainwater harvesting systems installed in the villages by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP). Villagers have enough water to take care of their drinking water needs.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Sunder Nursery, New Delhi

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the audience gathered for the inauguration of the Sunder Nursery   2018-02-21
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Honourable Vice President of India
Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital of Delhi
Honourable Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs
Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

I am deeply honoured - and so very happy - to share with you in today’s ceremony. I have followed the Sunder Nursery project with keen interest for many years – going back at least to the year 2000, when the Aga Khan Trust for Culture first undertook the restoration of the Gardens of Humayun’s Tomb, just next door.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani holds a meeting with Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khan greeted by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani   2018-02-21
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GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had a meeting with Aga Khan today wherein Khan expressed his eagerness and support from the Aga Khan Foundation to Gujarat in areas of health, education, rural education advance program etc in order to take the growth story of the state a step ahead.

15 monuments back to glory, courtesy Aga Khan Trust

Delhi Heritage City Park
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www.deccanherald.com

As many as 15 monuments dating back to 16th century nearby the majestic Humayun Tomb are now back to their splendour here in Nizamuddin area.

Along with this, a nursery spread in a 90-acre area, which houses these monuments, has also been transformed into a magnificent heritage city park.

The heritage park offers a unique blend of nature, culture and ecology.

Thanks to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), under which the monument restoration and city park development, work has been done in line with the those created by it in Kabul, Cairo, Mali and Zanzibar.

Meetings with CM, Governor top Aga Khan’s city agenda

Hazar Imam_1.jpg
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www.nyoooz.com

Aga Khan IV has been guiding the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims since 1957 in religious, spiritual and temporal matters. A statement from the Aga Khan’s office said, “Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Humayun. On Wednesday, he will inaugurate Sundar Nursery, a sixteenth-century heritage garden adjacent to Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi. The restoration of Humayun’s Tomb, including its gardens, is the largest cultural project undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) till date.

Visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (February 20 – March 01, 2018)

His Highness The Aga Khan meets with the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan   2018-02-21

VISIT OF HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN (20th February – 01st March, 2018)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2015 hrs
Arrive Delhi
Venue: AFS Palam
Photo Op: AV Media

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

1230 hrs
Meeting with the Vice President
Venue: Hyderabad House
Photo Op: Agencies Only

1615 hrs
Opening of Sunder Nursery
Venue: Hazrat Nizamuddin, Near Humanyu’s Tomb
Contact -Aga Khan Foundation

1830 hrs
Meeting with the Prime Minister
Venue: 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

Thursday, February 22, 2018

1115 hrs
Call on the President
Venue: Rashtrapati Bhawan

Delhi High Courtt asks Aga Khan Foundation to beautify Amir Khusro Park

Amir Khusro Park, Delhi
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www.outlookindia.com

New Delhi, Jan 17 The Delhi High Court today asked Aga Khan Foundation to develop and carry out landscaping at the historic Amir Khusro Park in south Delhi, from where the authorities have recently removed illegal encroachers.

The court also turned down the submission of the Delhi Waqf Board counsel opposing the idea of allowing the foundation to beautify the park, claiming that the land belonged to the board which can take care of its property.

Joyous message to world's Ismailis 1923-12-28

Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan 1923-01-01
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The Ismaili

Story from the past printed in the Gujerati weekly publication "The Ismaili" in India. publication of 30 December 1923

His Highness Imam Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah has departed from Marseilles on Friday 28th December 1923 on the steamship "Multan". He is expected to reach Mumbai on Friday January 11th.

We extend Mubaraki to ismailis all over the world

 AKDN assists with Clean India Mission.

Nagal Behen and her family decided to construct a toilet for themselves after they learnt about the importance of safe sanitatio
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devex.com

Universal health coverage is part of the world’s movement toward improved quality of life. The Sustainable Development Goals embody that vision for a healthier planet, with SDG 3 looking to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.


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