Aga Khan - Timeline - 1989

Aga Khan IV - Timeline - 1989


1989: The Serena Hotel in Nairobi is undergoing a major $6 million renovation of public facilities and services and plans are being considered to extend the recently renovated Serena Beach Hotel at Mombasa. The proposed extension which includes three up-country lodges. The Serena Group, with hotels in Kenya and Pakistan, is operated by Tourism Promotion Services (T.P.S.), the tourism development wing of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (A.K.F.E.D.).

1989: Second win in three years at Epsom Derby for Hazar Imam. The winning horse was Kahyasi, an 11-1 outsider. Princess Zahra attended this Derby. (see "Most eligible Princess") (click here)

February 2nd, 1989: India visit to Gujerat Jamats. Hazar Imam visited a number of rural development projects in Broach District which form part of the A.K.R.S.P. activities in the State. These projects, totalling over 200, emphasize income generation and effective management of renewable resources (water source and wasteland development, savings, credit and supply schemes, animal husbandry and agriculture). The 12 days visit ended February 14th.

Address at the Ahmedabad luncheon by the Aga Khan Development Network (A.K.D.N.) of institutions. In His address, Hazar Imam said: "Substantial growth must be rooted in policies that preserve the rural environment, enable rural communities to live in harmony with their surroundings and slow down the process of urbanization." (click here)

February 1989: Hazar Imam gave an interview to All-India Radio/TV

February 6, 1989: Inaugurated the Development Cooperative Bank's (DCB) Integrated Standard Software Programme in Bombay.

February 11, 1989: Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah met with the President of India, Shri R. Venkatraman at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

February 13, 1989: Hazar Imam laid wreaths at the Memorials of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Srimati Indira Gandhi. (photo)

February 14, 1989: Hazar Imam met with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at a luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister. (photo)

February 25, 1989: Hazar Imam sent a 3 pages hand-written letter to Mr. Bhogilal of Ahmedabad for the "magnificent hospitality" shown to Hazar Imam during his stay at the Bhogilal home.

February 1989: Hazar Imam gave an interview to Aroon Purie, Editor of "India Today"

March 1989: 11-day tour to Pakistan on the occasion of the first convocation of the Aga Khan University and Medical College. (click here)

March 12, 1989: Hazar Imam performed the Foundation Stone laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Girls' Hostel in Hyderabad, Pakistan.

March 13, 1989: The Aga Khan Maternity and Child Care Center was inaugurated in Hyderabad by Hazar Imam.

March 16, 1989: Hazar Imam attended the inauguration ceremony of the Serena Hotel, Quetta, Baluchistan and made a speech.. On that occasion, Prince Amyn also made a speech..

March 20, 1989: First Graduation Ceremony referred to as the Convocation, was held at the Aga Khan University in Karachi presided over by Hazar Imam in His role as the Chancellor of the University. 42 graduates received the MBBS degrees. Premier Benazir Bhutto was speaker at the Convocation.

June 28, 1989: Said at the inauguration of the John Addis Islamic Gallery at the British Museum "Barriers between the Islamic World and the West are beginning to break down everywhere.."

September 1989: In Cambridge to inaugurate joint Islamic Architecture Programme.

October 11, 1989: Wednesday; Hazar Imam received an honorary degree of Doctorate of Literature in Education from the University of London(Logan Hall). Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, Chancellor of the University, conferred the Degree during the Founders Day Convocation ceremony in which he was cited as "a calm voice in troubled times, a world leader, uniquely placed to bridge the cultural differences dividing the East and West." (photo - click here).

1989 - Cairo jubilant over Islamic world's most prestigious culture event. Hazar Imam said, "What the Muslim world needs today is more of those architects who can navigate between the twin dangers of slavishly copying the architecture of the past and of foolishly ignoring its rich legacy."

October 15, 1989: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, held at the Citadel of Salah el Din, was shared by eleven projects at ceremony in Cairo attended by Hazar Imam and the President and Mrs. Mubarak. The Master Jury selected the winning projects from 241 nominations. The prize of $500,000-the world's largest architectural prize-was presented by Mrs. Mubarak to be shared by the 11 winners. (click here)

October 27, 1989 - Hazar Imam gave a keynote address at Rockefeller Foundation at a dinner hosted by the Rockefeller family at their Pocantico Hills, N.Y. home on the occasion of the 150th birthday of John D. Rockefeller. Hazar Imam was introduced by his former classmate at Harvard, Mr. David Rockefeller Jr. (Senator Rockefeller)


Mowlana Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah, Prince Amyn Mohammed and Prince Joan at the Arc de Triomphe Derby, 1989

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Sardinia

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah at Longchamp: Prix de l'arc de Triomphe Ciga. (Behara won the derby)

Mowlana Hazar Imam with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Tuesday February 14, 1989.

Portrait of Mowlana Hazar Imam India Visit.

Mowlana Hazar Imam
India visit 1989

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah at Delhi International Airport with Mr. Narasimba Rao, Minister of External Affairs of the Indian Govt.

Mowlana Hazar Imam during this visit to India, stayed at Mr. Bhogilal's residence. A personal, hand-written four pages letter.

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto at the Seminar on the role of an Academic Health Sciences Centre in a Developing Country which was held on March 19, 1989 at the AKU Campus. This seminar was also attended by former Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Halfdan Mahler and other leading health education specialists from throughout the world.

Mowlana Hazar Imam receiving a very warm welcome at Islamabad Airport from the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, President Gulam Isahq Khan.

Mowlana Hazar Imam with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan at a dinner hosted in honor of the donors of the AKU on March 18, 1989.

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn Mohammed with General Mohammed Musa, the Governor of Baluchistan, at the inauguration of the Quetta Serena Hotel on March 16, 1989.

Mowlana Hazar Imam inspecting a model of the girls' hostel in Hyderabad, Sind on March 12, 1989. Mowlana Hazar Imam performed the foundation ceremony of the girls' hostel which will accommodate 50 girls from surrounding villages, enabling them to attend schools in Hyderabad.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Prime Minister Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto and her husband Mr. Asif Zardari at a dinner which the Prime Minister hosted in honour of Mowlana Hazar Imam in Islamabad on Saturday March 11, 1989.

In Hyderabad, Sind Mowlana Hazar Imam inaugurating a major new rural Maternal and Child Care Centre.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in a happy mood with students of the AKU. This is the first batch of 42 doctors of the AKU who received their degrees.

Mowlana Hazar Imam conferring a degree on of the medical graduants at the first Convocation Ceremony of the AKU, Karachi.

Mowlana Hazar Imam with the Faculty of the Aga Khan University, Karachi.

Mowlana Hazar Imam addressing patrons and donors of the AKU. Hazar Imam praised the overwhelming support that the University had received so far and expressed the hope that it would become a major centre of learning.

Mowlana Hazar Imam
different poses
at the First Convocation at The Aga Khan University.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in different poses at the first Convocation at the Aga Khan University, Karachi.

different poses

different poses

Mowlana Hazar Imam being received at Cairo airport by Mr. Farouk Hosni, Minister of Culture.

Mowlana Hazar Imam addressing the audience at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony in Cairo, October 1989

Mr. Sabri Abu Talib, former Governor of Cairo, receiving the Chairman's Award.

Mrs. Gurel of Turkey receiving the Aga Khan Award for Architecture on behalf of her late husband.

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony.

Mowlana Hazar Imam, Mr. Farouk Hosni and Begum Salimah at a dinner hosted by the Minister of Culture for the Award Ceremony.

Mowlana Hazar Imam receives an Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Literature in Education on Thursday October 12 1989 from the University of London.

Mowlana Hazar Imam being received at Cairo airport by Mr. Farouk Hosni, Minister of Culture, October 1989.

Dr. Ismail Serageldin (Steering Committee), Mowlana Hazar Imam (Chairman) at the Seminar in Cairo.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in a jovial mood with the Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London at the ceremony at Logan Hall. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Chancellor of the University, conferred the Degree on Mowlana Hazar Imam and said that He was "a calm voice in troubled times..."

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