The Aga Khan as a Junior at Harvard: “My College Room Mate Rules 10 Million”

His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Imam of Ismaili Muslims graduated from Harvard University in 1959. History. Photograph: © Hank Walker/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Please click on photo for article by John Fell Stevenson.

By John Fell Stevenson

“Karim impressed me when first we met as freshmen because he had a purpose — he wanted to help people. It wasn’t adolescent sentimentality or showing off: he meant it; and he has meant it ever since….I was able to observe K’s study habits at close quarters. He worked hard, was almost always the last to bed and first to rise. When he was assigned a paper, we would seldom see him except when he rushed into the living room to get more books. I took one course with K that year and I must confess that I came to rely heavily on his excellent notes” — READ MORE

Date posted: August 5, 2022.


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