Azeez Khanbhai’s first portrait rendering of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, was completed in 1959 and presented to the 49th Ismaili Imam in 1959 during his visit to Nairobi, Kenya. Mawlana Hazar Imam signed the painting, with his blessings. Khanbhai has continued his passion of painting Mawlana Hazar Imam’s portraits over the past 60 years, and Simerg’s sister website Barakah, which is dedicated to Mawlana Hazar Imam, members of his family and the Ismaili Imamat is pleased to present a selection of Khanbhai’s amazing works that also include portrait renditions of Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim and Prince Hussain. Please click HERE or on image below to view the Khanbhai collection in Barakah.
Date posted: October 30, 2021.
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Mashalla, Azeez for taking us through the memory lane of the portrait rendition of the Imamat. What a brilliant talent you have been endowed with–subhan Allah!–Side Bar: I had the pleasure meeting your brother Zool and his wife, during my several visits to Paris, where my late uncle Vazir Mohamed Peera was the Chalu Mukhi. Together with Jully Jiwani, Association President, they formed a strong solid social bond with y Zool and his wife for many years.