The Challenger 300, the Global Express and the Global 5000 built by Bombardier are a very important part in the journeys that His Highness the Aga Khan undertakes to meet his Ismaili followers around the world and to perform work related to his role as the head of the Aga Khan Development Network. Many photo hobbyists have captured the 49th Ismaili Imam’s jets through their lenses. To view a selection, please click:
In 1989, Shamas Nanjijuma was called upon to serve lunch to His Highness the Aga Khan and Ismaili leaders at the rooftop Islamic Garden at London’s Ismaili Centre. This website’s companion photo blog, www.simergphotos.com, is pleased to publish a small, yet rare collection of photos from Nanjijuma’s personal collection. Please click His Highness the Aga Khan with Ismaili Leaders and Volunteers at the London Ismaili Centre’s Rooftop Garden or on the image below.
Readers who live(d) in Zanzibar or Tanzania, have visited the marvellous East African countries, or are somewhat familiar with the beautiful continent of Africa, will be thrilled to view a collection of photos dated 1936 at Simerg’s companion website, www.simergphotos.com. The photos are from the Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection which is housed at the US Library of Congress. Please click Beautiful People and Places of Zanzibar and Tanganyika: Photos from 1936 or on the image below.
“The measure of the Imam’s achievement can be gauged from the phenomenal progress of the Ismaili Community during the Imam’s regime. The community’s proud position in modern civilization during the course of only about half a century, is a saga of success with probably no parallel in history…the Imam was the architect of this modern miracle…The resurgence of the Ismaili Community, literally from rags to riches, is a fitting monument to the Imam’s indefatigable efforts”