Will of Aga Khan III, Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah. Otto Giesen, a solicitor with the firm of Slaughter and May, brought the Will of the Aga Khan III to Geneva from Lloyds Bank, London, and read it at Barkat Villa before the Imam's family: "Ever since the time of my ancestor Ali, the first Imam, that is to say over a period of thirteen hundred years, it has always been the tradition of our family that each Imam chooses his successor at his absolute and unfettered discretion from amongst any of his descendants, whether they be sons or remote male issue and in these circumstances and in view of the fundamentally altered conditions in the world in very recent years due to the great changes which have taken place including the discoveries of atomic science, I am convinced that it is in the best interest of the Shia Muslim Ismailia Community that I should be succeeded by a young man who has been brought up and developed during recent years and in the midst of the new age and who brings a new outlook on life to his office as Imam. For these reasons, I appoint my grandson Karim, the son of my own son, Aly Salomone Khan to succeed to the title of Aga Khan and to the Imam and Pir of all Shia Ismailian followers."
Geneva July 11, 1957 - Photograph of His Royal Highness the day He ascended the "Masnad" of Imamat. 1957 21 August 1957
1957 ( 2 ) Dar es Salaam, 1957 Dar es Salaam, 1957 Nairobi, 1957 1957
1958 Masnadnashini, Bombay, 1958 Darbar, Karachi, 1958 South Africa, 1958 Prince Karim Aga Khan studies in Levrett House.
Prince Aly Khan and Mowlana Hazar Imam, at Harvard in 1958 With soccer teammates, on the Harvard Varsity Soccer Team, 1958 With Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India, 1958 1958 ( 2 ) 1958
Graduation from Harvard, 1959 1959 Received by President Nasser Hazar Imam passes under the Holy Qu'ran held aloft by Ismailis during His visit to Maymch, Iran on October 30th, 1959 At the Grand Prix de Paris, June 28, 1959 with Prince Alykhan Syria, 1959 Nov 1959 - Visited Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, New Mexico
1960 With Princess Grace of Monaco With the President of Senegal, President Segnor. In Congo, with General Mobutu (centre) With His Imperial Majesty the Shainshah of Iran, Tehran 1960.
In traditional Hunza costume, with the Mir of Hunza. 1960 ( 2 ) With Burmese leaders. Bombay, India
1961 With President John F. Kennedy, WashingtonD.C., 1961 With President Julius Nyerere, Tanzania, 1961
1962 Skiing in a slalom race in Switzerland, 1962 1962 Skiing a slalom race, 1962
1963 With President Kenyatta at the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya 1963 1963
1964 Sardinia, 1964 In Dacca, February 1964 The Grand Darbar on Dec. 13, 1964 - Karachi.
Mombasa 1965 1965 1965
1966 The Comoro Islands, 1966 With President Milton Obote, Uganda, 1966 With President Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya, 1966 With President Philibert Tsiranana of Malagasy The Aga Khan is presented with the Keys to town of Majunga by the Mayor, Mr. Celestin Rakotoarivoajanahary.
1967 At the World Ismaili Socio Economic Conference (WISEC) in Geneva, where Mowlana Hazar Imam announced the establishment of The Aga Khan Foundation. With Princess Margaret. Convocation Address at Peshawar University - 1967
1969 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn with the Prime Minister of India, Indira Ghandi Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah's wedding ceremony, Paris, 1969 Mowlana Hazar Imam is seen signing the Register after the Civil Marriage ceremony. Begum Salimah looks on. October, 1969
1969 ( 2 ) From left to right: Princess Andre, Princess Tajuddaullah, Mowlana Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah, Mata Salamat Begum Sultan Mohammed Shah, Princess Yasmin. Standing: Prince Sadruddin, Prince Amyn Mohammed
1970 January 1970, Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah at the Darbar held at Aga Khan Gymkhana President Yahya Khan decorating Hazar Imam with "Nishan-e-Imtiaz" President Jomo Kenyatta presented Mowlana Hazar Imam with a gong mounted on ivory and copper.
1971 Mowlana Hazar Imam arriving for Didar in Pakistan, February 1971
1972 With Prince Rahim, 1972. Their Highnesses paid a courtesy call on President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Mama Ngina on 19 February Being received by President Amin at Kampala Lodge.
1973 1973 With Begum Salimah August 1973
1974 Enjoying the view in Sardinia.
1975 1975: His Highness the Aga Khan met with Ismaili scholars and leaders of the Jamat where a decision was taken to establish an academic institution for Ismaili Studies.
1976 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah - 1976 Nairobi, Kenya, February 1976, with the Sudanese President Nairobi, Kenya, February 16, 1976; Mowlana Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah and Prince Amyn at the opening ceremonies of the Serena Hotel
1977 Mowlana Hazar Imam at an institutional function during the visit to Bangladesh in 1977.
1978 Canada 1978 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah with Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Didar – Toronto 1978
1979 Australia, 1979 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah being greeted on the visit to the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, 1979
1980 With Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Vice-President Hidayatullah, India, 1980 With President Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistan, 1980 With President Hafez Assad, Syria, 1980 With King Hussein, Jordan, 1980 Mayor of Lahore presenting Freedom of the City of Lahore Delivers address at the United Nations
1981 With Vice Premier Gu Mu, China, 1981 With President Daniel Arap Moi, Kenya, 1981 With French Minister of Foreign Affairs Claude Cheysson, UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim Noorani Family, Aiglemont, 1981 Mowlana Hazar Imam and the Noorani children on safari in Kenya, 1981 "The Didar"
1982 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah with Lt. Governor, Honorable Henry Bell-Irving at the Foundation for Burnaby Jamatkhana Ceremony Mowlana Hazar Imam, portrait, taken in 1982 Mowlana Hazar Imam with the Noorani children, Begum Salimah and Princess Yasmin; Nairobi 1982
1982 ( 2 ) Mowlana Hazar Imam and the Noorani family on the morning of July 11, 1982, being addressed by Sir Eboo Pirbhai; Aiglemont Silver Jubilee July 11, 1982 – July 11, 1983
1982 ( 3 ) Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah in Kenya, 1982 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah cutting the magnificent cake presented to them by the Kenya Jamat, 1982 Mowlana Hazar Imam at Silver Jubilee banquet with Tanzania's President Mr. Julius Nyerere.
1983 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah in London, UK; 1983 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah lay a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial at Rajghat, January 12, 1983 Mowlana Hazar Imam with His Holiness Dr. Syedna M. Burhanuddin, leader of the Bohra Community March 16th 1983, President Zia ul-Haq presents the Charter of the Aga Khan university to Mowlana Hazar Imam at a ceremony in Karachi.
1983 ( 2 ) April 1983; Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Mowlana Hazar - Imam Toronto Darbar Mowlana Hazar Imam delivering a Farman to the Canadian Jamat, 1983 Mowlana Hazar Imam at the Dinner hosted by the Council for U.S.A., Waldorf Astoria, New York on June 13, 1983. Mowlana Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah and Prince Amyn at the Darbar in Los Angeles.
1984 H.H. The Aga Khan and H.E Hosni Mubarak, President of the Republic of Egypt at the Aibeen Palace, Cairo, November 1984. Honoured as Patron of Architecture April 13, 1984. Following the Presentation Ceremony of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal in Charlottesville, Virginia.
1985 Margaret Thatcher delivering her speech at the opening of the London Ismaili Centre Mowlana Hazar Imam, Margaret Thatcher, followed by Begum Salimah and Prince Amyn Mohammed, on tour of the Centre Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah at the opening of the Zamana Gallery on June 25 1985. Mowlana Hazar Imam and Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney at the operning of Burnaby Jamat Khana, August 23, 1985 Mowlana Hazar Imam and the President of Pakistan, General Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq touring the Aga Khan University and the AKU Hospital following the inauguration on November 11, 1985
1986 His Majesty King Hassan II, conferring the honour of Le Grand Cordon de l'Order du Trone Cherifien (QuissamAl-Arch) the highest Moroccan honour at the Royal Palace in Rabat on November 25, 1986. Mowlana Hazar Imam ordaining the new Jamati Constitution at Merimont in Geneva on December 13, 1986.
1987 Mowlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner at 10 Downing Street, London on Monday April 6, 1987. Mowlana Hazar and Begum Salimah were guests at a private dinner hosted by the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney and his wife Mila. Mowlana Hazar Imam on a tractor in Northern Area. Mowlana Hazar Imam - Garamchashma, Jamat.
1988 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Tanzania's President Hassan Ali Mwinyi in conversation at a function in Dar-es-Salaam Mowlana Hazar Imam arriving at the Ismaili Center London May 25, 1988. Receiving the Cavaliere Del Lavoro, at a ceremony in Rome from the Italian Government on Wed. October 26, 1988.
1989 Mowlana Hazar Imam with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Tuesday February 14, 1989. Mowlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto - Pakistan Mowlana Hazar Imam India Visit. India 1989
1989 ( 2 ) Mowlana Hazar Imam conferring a degree on of the medical graduants at the first Convocation Ceremony of the AKU, Karachi. Mowlana Hazar Imam in a jovial mood with the Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London at the ceremony at Logan Hall..
1990 With President Soeharto of Indonesia. Receiving the Award of Commander of the Legion d'Honneur from French President Francois Mitterand on Wed. November 1990, at the Elysee Palace.
1991 Mowlana Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn Mr. Matutes (European Union Commissioner) and Maitre Ardoin in Brussels. Mowlana Hazar Imam and Mr. Matutes signing the agreement between the AKF and the CEC in Brussels on May 22, 1991. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Zafra House, Granada, Spain. Mowlana Hazar Imam and President Salmin Amour at State House, Zanzibar. Mowlana Hazar Imam and President Hassan Aly Mwinyi signing the Accord at State House, Dar-es-salaam.
1992 Taking a walk with Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Mowlana Hazar Imam signing the Guest book at queens Park A private moment with His Excellency Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada With President Islam Karimov at Samarkand airport after flying from Tashkent. With The President of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. With The Prime Minister of India, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao.
1993 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister of Bangladesh sign the Accord of Co-operation for Development. Mowlana Hazar Imam and Sir William Ryrie, Executive Vice president of the IFC, signing an agreement in Washington on a tourism project in Tanzania. Mowlana Hazar Imam delivering the Keynote address at the World Congress of Architects. Mowlana Hazar Imam in conversation with the Prince of Wales as President Mary Robinson signs the Visitors' Book at the City Hall, Cardiff.
1994 Mowlana Hazar Imam giving the commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 27th, 1994 Mowlana Hazar - London Darbar August 14, 1994 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra at the Convocation Proceedings. Mowlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra walking in the grounds of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's official residence.
1995 Mowlana Hazar Imam being greeted by Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin of Russia. With the Mufti of the Muslims of Central European Russia. Mowlana Hazar Imam and President Emomali Rakhmanov of the Republic of Tajikistan. Mowlana Hazar Imam during Darbar held in Dushanbe. With Prime Minister Jean Chretien, also present was Hon. David Collenette, Federal Minister. Mowlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra being greeted by Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Alit, Princess of Surakarta at Jakarta's Halim Airport.
1996 Mowlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra at a Derby in France, June 1996 Mowlana Hazar Imam and his winning jockey at a Derby in France, June 1996
1997 Mowlana Hazar Imam and President Moi receiving the Guard of Honour. Mowlana Hazar Imam delivering the speech at the Nation House. Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania - 1997
1998 With Prime Minister Mr. Daniel Duncan upon arrival at Abidjan airport. May 30 th – Marriage to Begum Inaara With Dignitaries during the opening ceremony of Lisbon Ismaili Centre. Receiving Gold Medal – Granada, Spain With King and Queen of Spain
1998 ( 2 ) His Highness the Aga Khan and President Joaquim Chissano after signing the Development Cooperation Agreement between the Government of Mozambique and the Aga Khan Development Network on 11 August 1998. His Highness the Aga Khan meets South African President Nelson Mandela in Maputo, Mozambique.
1999 His Highness the Aga Khan delivering the keynote address at The World Bank symposium on the New Networked Economy on 10 November 1999. Participants in the World Faiths Development Dialogue. Seated left to right are His Royal Highness Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, His Highness the Aga Khan, World Bank President James Wolfensohn, and Dr. George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury. His Highness signing an Accord for Co-operation on 27 April 1999 between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His Highness the Aga Khan meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during his visit to Cairo.
2000 At Pierre Trudeau’s Funeral, Montreal, Canada With His Excellency Emomali Rahmonov, President of Tajikistan. With His Excellency Askar Akaev, President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. With His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan. White House, Washington D.C.
2001 His Highness the Aga Khan acknowledging the honour from Sigma Theta Tau President, Patricia Thompson, at the Archon Award ceremony held in Copenhagen. His Highness the Aga Khan (left) signing an Agreement of Co-operation for Development with Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa (right). His Highness the Aga Khan (left) meeting with Zanzibar President Amani Abeid Karume in Zanzibar. His Highness the Aga Khan in front of the Stone Town Cultural Centre, Zanzibar, which has been restored by the Trust's Historic Cities Programme.
2001 ( 2 ) With His Excellency President Bashar Al Assad at the People’s Palace, Damascus, Syria. Aleppo Citadelle, Syria
2002 Canada’s Prime Minister Chretien and Aga Khan Discuss Central Asia, Pluralism and Development His Highness the Aga Khan with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation at the Kremlin. Secretary of State Colin Powell, His Highness the Aga Khan and Senator Edward Kennedy. His Highness the Aga Khan receiving the State Award for Peace and Progress from President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan in Astana.
2003 With India’s President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee receives His Highness the Aga Khan in New Delhi. His Highness the Aga Khan showing Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmonov (third from right) a conceptual model of the proposed Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. With President Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali.
2003 ( 2 ) His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki speaking at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, 20 December 2003. His Majesty King Hamad decorated the Aga Khan with the Bahrain Medal (first class). Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi with His Highness the Aga Khan. His Highness the Aga Khan in conversation with His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence, United Arab Emirates.
2004 His Highness the Aga Khan with United States Secretary of State Colin Powell and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at the Berlin Conference. His Highness the Aga Khan is conferred an Honarary Doctor of Laws degree by the Honourable Chancellor Poy, University of Toronto Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmonov, Afghanistan’s Vice-President Nematullah Shahrani and His Highness the Aga Khan, lay the foundation stone for the Khorog Campus, University of Central Asia Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh of India and His Highness the Aga Khan.
2005 National Building Museum Chair Carolyn Schwenker Brody presents His Highness the Aga Khan with the 2005 Vincent Scully Prize. With His Excellency President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania at the State House. With the First Lady of Egypt, Madame Mubarak, during the Azhar Park inauguration ceremonies. His Highness the Aga Khan delivers his address entitled, "Democratic Development, Pluralism and Civil Society", at the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
2005 ( 2 ) Aga Khan Conferred Companion of the Order of Canada H.E. Hamid Karzai bestows Die Quadriga Award to His Highness. His Highness the Aga Khan, one of the six recipients of the 2005 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. His Majesty Mohammad Zahir Shah, Father of the Nation, being greeted by His Highness the Aga Khan as he arrives for lunch at the Kabul Serena Hotel, accompanied by his grandsons. President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Anwar Khan, and acting AJK prime minister Raja Abdul Qayyum Khan, with His Highness in Muzaffarabad
2005 ( 3 ) With Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Paul Martin His Highness the Aga Khan explains the key features of the building to the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada , while architect Fumihiko Maki looks on With President Musharaff at the Presidency in Islamabad, Pakistan. His Highness the Aga Khan receiving the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from AUB President John Waterbury and AUB Provost Peter Heath.
2006 His Highness showing Mme Bernadette Chirac the restoration work at Babur’s Gardens in Kabu. Delivering the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs’ Commencement Address, at the Riverside Church, New York. Addressing the Evangelical Academy of Tutzing upon receiving the Tolerance Award. Met with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. His Highness meeting with President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Delhi. His Highness the Aga Khan, speaking at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad.
2006 ( 2 ) His Highness meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in Delhi. With Princess Khaliya and Prince Hussain From left to right: Mrs Heather Procopio (the bride’s sister), Mr Andrew Embiricos, Mrs White, Mr White, Miss Frances Reed (the groom’s nanny), Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Princess Khaliya, Prince Hussain, Princess Catherine Aga Khan, His Highness the Aga Khan, Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, Sara Boyden, Iliyan Boyden
2006 ( 3 ) With President Museveni of Uganda and Prince Amin. With prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall in Hunza. Greeted on Parliament Hill by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada. Ceremony of the agreement for the Global Centre for Pluralism to be established in partnership with the Government of Canada.
2007 With NATO Secretary General, Jaap deHoopScheffer With President Barroso, President of the European Commission. With Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia With Tanzania's Minister for Finance, Mrs Zakia Meghji
2007 ( 2 ) Inauguration of the"Splendori a Corte" exhibition at the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma. NATO Headquaters, Brussels, Belgium. 2007 2007
Golden Jubilee July 11, 2007 To July 11, 2008 Mumbaraki to you and your families