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  • On 11 July 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan commences his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years as the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He is only the fifth Imam in the 1,400 year history of the Ismaili Imamat to reach this epic milestone.
    AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khan commenced his Diamond Jubilee, or 60th year as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims.

This worldwide celebration brings together the global Ismaili community, partners of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and government and faith community leaders in over 25 countries. It also commences a year of milestone announcements by the Aga Khan for a global commitment to partnerships based on the principles of ethics in action, peace and pluralism.

His Highness the Aga Khan's biography:

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Press release

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Frequently asked questions: Download

Background on the Shia Ismaili Muslim community:       View     Download     Website

Brief - 60 years of improving the Quality of Life:

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  • Portrait of His Highness the Aga Khan:                                        Download
  • Image gallery: 60 years of commitment to
    improving Quality of Life for all                                        View      Download
  • Image gallery: Initiatives of the
    Aga Khan Development Network                                     View      Download
  • Photographs of the Diamond Jubilee (11 July):                 View     Download                                


  • Who is Aga Khan IV?:                                                         View      Download
  • His Highness the Aga Khan at the Canadian Parliament:   View     Download
  • His Highness the Aga Khan in the words
    of Adrienne Clarkson:                                                         View     Download
  • The historic jubilees of Aga Khan III                                    View     Download
  • AKDN improving the Quality of Life:                                    View     Download
  • AKDN in numbers:                                                               View     Download