Aga Khan III

Dr. Sohail Ansari



A boy was born 141 years ago on 2nd November 1877 that also happened to be a Friday as today in 2018. The birth took place at the Takri, Honeymoon Lodge, Karachi.

His grandfather was Governor General of the province of Kerman and through a political intrigue he became valuable to the British rule in India.

After his father’s death, he ascended the throne of Imamate at the age of just under 8 years. He grew up under the subtle and tender care of his judicious, learned mother, with the finest of education.

He rose to become one of the founders and the first president of the All-India Muslim League.

To mark the completion of his seventy years of Imamat, the Ismailis decided to weigh their 48th Imam in platinum. That Platinum Jubilee celebration was held at the Aga Khan Gymkhana in Karachi.

This boy was Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III.

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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