WEdnesday, September 20, 2006
The Hindu
News Article


Aga Khan meets Kalam, Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Aga Khan IV, the spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, on Wednesday called on President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed issues of mutual interest.

Aga Khan, the 49th Imam of Ismaili Muslims, also held a joint meeting with Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy, his Minister of State Ajay Makan and Tourism Minister Ambika Soni.

The meeting with the Prime Minister held at Dr. Singh's 7 Race Course residence lasted over half-an-hour, officials said.

Aga Khan is the direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad and is funding development projects in many countries.

The spiritual leader, who arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day official visit, also held a meeting with Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed on in the morning. UNI


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