September 20, 2006
From: New Kerala
News Article

Aga Khan meets President Kalam

New Delhi, Sept 20: The 49th hereditary Imam of Shia Ismaili Muslims, Aga Khan met President APJ Abdul Kalam in the capital on Wednesday at the sprawling Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Earlier, he met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

The spiritual leader, who is on a three day visit to India, has a host of programmes lined up in Delhi and Hyderabad.

Khan will meet the Vice- President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers S Jaipal Reddy, Amibika Soni and Ajay Makan. He is also expected to meet President A P J Abdul Kalam.

He will also address the Ismaili Jamiat in Andhra Pradesh's Ranga Reddy District and call on both the chief minister and the governor of the state.

Ismailis live in around 25 countries, mainly in West and Central Asia, Africa and the West Asia, as well as in North America and Western Europe. The Aga Khan Trust has promoted developmental works in the fields of health and education for some time.

--- ANI

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