Aga Khan - Timeline - 1960

Aga Khan IV - Timeline - 1960


March 16, 1960: Reached Rangoon on a week's tour of Burma after a short halt at Karachi when He laid the foundation stone of the Kharadhar Jamat Khana and performed the opening ceremony of the Ismailia Charitable Trust Flats at Karimabad.

March 24, 1960: On return from Burma, made two-hour stop-over at Karachi. Laid foundation stone of a huge Jamatkhana at Kharadhar and performed opening ceremony of Charitable Trust residential quarters at Karimabad.

May 4, 1960: Mowlana Shah Karim gave Didar to the London Jamat.

May 12, 1960: Mowlana Hazar Imam's father Prince Aly Khan, was involved in a fatal car accident near Paris. Bettina, his constant companion, was also present in the same car.

July 29, 1960: Arrived in Tananarive to attend Malagasy Independence Day Celebration at the Government's Invitation.

September 20, 1960: Arrived in Karachi on 40-day tour of Pakistan and Goa.

September 21, 1960: Laid foundation stone of Ismailia Youth Service project, Mohamedi Girls' Academy, Malir in the revered memory of 48th Imam Sultan Mohammed Shah.

September 22, 1960:Handed over the Rs.6 lakh school for refugee children to the Education Minister of Pakistan. It is known as the "Aga Khan School" situated at Liaquatabad, Karachi.

September 25, 1960: Welcomed by Supreme Council for West Pakistan.

September 26, 1960: Performed opening ceremony of Dr. Alidina Kharadhar Hospital and Maternity Home. Visited Prince Aga Khan's Boys'/Girls' Secondary and Nursery Schools of Kharadhar, Pakistan.

September 27, 1960: Spoke on "The Religion of Islam is Logical" at a gathering of the Ismailia Association, Pakistan, at Karachi. Guest of Honour at Karachi Combined Semi-Military Institution parade.

September 30, 1960: Laid foundation stone of technical high school at Karachi - sponsored by Aga Khan III Foundation.

October 1, 1960: Laid foundation stone of the "Al-Ilmu" reading room of the Aga Khan Students Union, Karachi, and performed the opening ceremony of Prince Aly Khan Boy's Academy of Ismailia Youth Services.

October 2, 1960: Laid foundation stone of Garden Jamatkhana at Garden Quarter, Karachi. October 2, 1960: Inaugurated Urdu University of Pakistan at Karachi.

October 2, 1960: Donated Gold Cup to the Karachi Club for holding International Hockey Tournament at Karachi and awarded medals to the Pakistan hockey team who returned at world champions from the Olympic Games.

October 2, 1960: Donated Rs. 12,5000 to the Karachi Press Club.

October 3, 1960: Started a one-week 2,000-mile tour of West Pakistan in a special train.

October 5, 1960: Laid foundation stone of High School at Sultanabad.

October 6, 1960: Visited Mohenjo-Daro, seat of the Indus Valley civilisation in Upper Sind, and donated a large sum to build a mosque.

October 7, 1960: Accorded enthusiastic reception at Multan.

October 8, 1960: At Sarghoda, announced setting up of a public hospital and awarded of 50 scholarships for higher education, attended finals of All Pakistan Aga Khan Open Badminton Tournament.

October 9, 1960: Opened colloquium organised by Punjab University Students' Union, on "Present Day Students's Problems"; announced award of five post-graduate scholarships for one-year study in Europe.

October 10, 1960: Emphasised in an interview the need for closer economic relationship between Muslim countries.

October 11, 1960: Left on East Pakistan tour; performed opening ceremony of Karimabad Jamatkhana, Dacca.

October 14, 1960: Laid foundation stone of Ismailia Co-operative Housing Society at Khulna and visited Chittagong.

October 15, 1960: Attended finals of Aga Khan Gold Cup Football Tournament at Dacca, and presented prizes.

October 17, 1960: Donated Rs. 30,000 (biggest financial contribution from an individual) to the people affected by cyclone in the Noakhali district of East Pakistan.

October 18, 1960: Reached Peshawar and was Chief Guest at public reception.

October 19, 1960: Visited Rawalpindi and Mardan.

October 20-26, 1960: Hazar Imam was the first Imam to visit Hunza in 1400 years. Visited Hunza, Chitral and Gilgit Agencies.

October 20, 1960: Arrived in Gilgit.

October 26, 1960: Laid foundation stone of Karimabad Colony Scheme No. 2, Karachi.

October 27, 1960: Hazar Imam was conferred the honour of "Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry" by the Portuguese Government.

October 29, 1960: Returned to Karachi and left for London. "Islam and Work" was the message Mowlana Hazar Imam gave to the nation of Pakistan.

November 2, 1960: Under the auspices of the Royal Commonwealth Society at Oxford University, delivered a lecture on "Ismaili Community and its Contribution to the Commonwealth."

November 1960: Visited Goa.


Mowlana Hazar Imam in Burmese dress, 1960

Burma, 1960

With the Mir of Hunza, Pakistan, 1960

Mowlana Hazar Imam in the family house at Mount Malabar, near Bombay, in India

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Bombay, India

Mowlana Hazar Imam with Princess Grace of Monaco

Mowlana Hazar Imam a Tunis, (mosque) que le prince a aide a restaurer, l'oeuvre de l'imam est rectiligne.

Mowlana Hazar Imam with the President of Senegal, President Segnor, at the independence celebration of Senegal.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Congo, with General Mobutu (centre)

Mowlana Hazar Imam at the stables "c'est tout un monde que celui e la course de chevaux"

Mowlana Hazar Imam with the leaders during His visit to the Ivory Coast.

Mowlana Hazar Imam with Burmese leaders.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Burmese dress with the leaders.

Mowlana Hazar Imam portrait in Burmese dress.

Mowlana Hazar Imam with His Imperial Majesty the Shainshah of Iran, Tehran 1960.

Mowlana Hazar Imam and the President of Ivory Coast; 1960

Mowlana Hazar Imam skiing for Great Britain in the Alps, 1960

Mowlana Hazar Imam at Tando Bhago, Sind 1960

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Burmese dress, March 24th, 1960

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Burmese dress, March 24th, 1960

Mowlana Hazar Imam inspecting a Guard of Honour presented by Gilgit Scouts on arrival at Gilgit airfield.

Mowlana Hazar Imam giving Didar to the Jamat of Murtazabad in Hunza State.

Mowlana Hazar Imam inspecting a Guard of Honour on arrival at Goa, on 27th October 1960.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in traditional Hunza costume, with the Mir of Hunza.

Mowlana Hazar Imam photographed with the Raja of Gupis (right) the Political Agent, and the Mir of Hunza.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Hunza

Mowlana Hazar Imam
taken at Punial (Gilgit Agency) on Saturday October 22, 1960.

Mowlana Hazar Imam
East Africa Visit.

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