Aga Khan - Timeline - 1959

Aga Khan IV - Timeline - 1959


February 20, 1959: At Aswan, attended the final resting ceremony of his grandfather.

June 9, 1959: Announced $50,000 gift to Harvard University to establish a ten-year scholarship fund for Muslim Students from the Middle East an amount which the university planned to duplicate out of its own funds.

1959: Visit to Beirut .

June 11, 1959: Completed formal education at Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours in History)

July 27, 1959: Visited Salamieh in Syria. Donated 10,000 to Damascus University.

August 16, 1959: The New York Herald Tribune reported Hazar Imam as saying in response to a question; "The primary function is the Imamat itself. That is the link which holds together our people, who live in so many different kinds of cultures and speak so many different languages."

September 16, 1959: Started one-month tour of East African countries.

September 17, 1959: Performed opening ceremony of Wandegeya Mosque on the outskirts of Kampala.

September 23, 1959: Performed opening ceremony of Aga Khan Nursery School, Kisumu.

September 25, 1959: Laid the foundation stone of the Aga Khan Primary School swimming pool in Nairobi.

October 2, 1959: Laid foundation stone of 2,000 nursery school at Mombasa.

October 4, 1959: Mowlana Hazar Imam delivered a speech at the Students' Conference in Bombay.

October 14, 1959: Hazar Imam was interviewed on Radio Times of Kenya October 24, 1959: Arrived in Tehran for 10 day visit, his first to Iran. He was given the title of

"His Royal Highness" by Shah-en-Shah of Iran.

November 1, 1959: Offered donation of 50,000 to Tehran University for hostel construction and scholarships, and 2,000 per year for five years to Red Lion and Sun Society of Iran for hospital and health work.

November 12, 1959: Donated 1,500 to Kenya Olympic Association.

November 23, 1959: Visited U.S.A. as Hon. Chairman for Africa Research Foundation for its health and research projects in Africa.

November 30, 1959: Spoke in San Francisco on "Africa and its Multiracial Society" under the auspices of World Affairs Council of Northern California.


Mowlana Hazar Imam - Birjand Didar in October, 1959.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Syria, 1959

Mowlana Hazar Imam in East Africa, 1959

Mowlana Hazar Imam addressing the Jamat in Syria, 1959

His Royal Highness Mowlana Hazar Imam entering the Grand Jamat Khana in Salamiah, 1959

Mowlana Hazar Imam receiving the Ba'yat of the Syrian Jamat, 1959

Mowlana Hazar Imam at His graduation from Harvard, 1959

Mowlana Hazar Imam adjusting His top-hat at a derby, 1959

Graduation from Harvard, 1959

Syria, 1959

Mowlana Hazar Imam
an Academician

At Aswan, Mowlana Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn Mohammed, and Prince Amyn attended the Final resting ceremony of Hazrat Imam Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III.

At Aswan, Mowlana Hazar Imam talking to the leaders of the Jamat.

At Aswan
colour photo

At Aswan, Mowlana Hazar Imam arriving at the ceremony.

At Aswan, Mowlana Hazar Imam during the burial ceremony.

At Aswan, Mowlana Hazar Imam during the burial ceremony.

At Aswan, Mowlana Hazar Imam during the procession.

Mowlana Hazar Imam at Aswan, being received by President Nasser

Prince Alykhan provides his son, Hazar Imam, with shelter from the rain at the Grand Prix de Paris, June 28, 1959

Mowlana Hazar Imam at Beirut airport with Syrian and Lebanese Ismaili leaders.

Hazar Imam passes under the Holy Qu'ran held aloft by Ismailis during His visit to Maymch, Iran on October 30th, 1959

Mowlana Shah Karim al-Husayni with Yasmin Moloo, now Mrs. Dhanani, at Count Akbarali Moloo's residence. A copy of the original paper on which Mowlana Shah Karim worked out the maths problems with Yasmin.

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