His Highness the Aga Khan III (1877-1957): Forty-Eighth Imam of the Shia Imami Ismailis

“My Beloved Grandfather”

When Mawlana Shah Karim al-Hussaini, the present Aga Khan, succeeded his late grandfather to the throne of the Ismaili Imamat, he said:

“Many many memories come to our minds as we think of him. He achieved in his life, for our community, that which could only have been accomplished normally in a period of many generations. The tributes that the world has paid him bear honest testimony to his great life and work.”

Download Simerg’s special series on His Highness the Aga Khan III

Platinum Jubilee quotes of the 48th Ismaili Imam, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. Please click to download special series in PDF format.

Download Simerg’s special series on His Highness the Aga Khan III

In a two month period commencing November 2nd, 2009, the 132nd birth anniversary of the late Ismaili Imam, Simerg published a special series which covered different aspects of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah’s life; the purpose was to bring alive some memories of his long 72 year reign as Imam of the Ismaili community through articles, the Imam’s writings, anecdotes as well as memorable photographs from personal collections and photo libraries. The series, along with newer articles, is now being published in PDF format. Hopefully, this ‘one-pool’ resource will prove useful to anyone seeking to learn more about the life and accomplishments of the 48th Ismaili Imam. If you wish to contribute articles, anecdotes and photographs of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah please send them to simerg@aol.com. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Note: Links to individual articles published in the series are at H.H.The Aga Khan III


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