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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
  • His Highness the Aga Khan addresses Portugal's Members of Parliament in the Senate Chamber of the Portuguese Parliament Building.
    AKDN / Moez Visram
  • His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and His Highness the Aga Khan unveil a plaque to officially inaugurate the Aga Khan Centre in King’s Cross, London.
    AKDN / Shyrose Bhanji
  • His Highness the Aga Khan in discussion on how high-tech simulators can be used to teach students how to treat heart disease at CIME’s cardiac catherisation lab.
    AKDN / Akbar Hakim
  • His Highness the Aga Khan; Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu; and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri Anil Baijal pose for a photograph at the inauguration of the Sunder Nursery in New Delhi.
    AKDN / Shamsh Maredia
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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His Highness the Aga Khan's family biographies:

Princess Zahra Aga Khan
Prince Rahim Aga Khan
Prince Hussain Aga Khan
Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan









Press release (Diamond Jubilee inauguration):

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Spanish WordPDF


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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Background documents:

The Ismaili Imamat and AKDN in Portugal                                                          Download
Ideals of Leadership — Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections Download




Portrait of His Highness the Aga Khan Download
Image gallery: Diamond Jubilee visit to PortugalViewDownload
Image gallery: 60 years of commitment to improving quality of life for allViewDownload
Image gallery: Initiatives of the Aga Khan Development NetworkViewDownload
Photographs of the Diamond Jubilee Inauguration (11 July 2017)ViewDownload
Image gallery: Highlights of Diamond Jubilee visits (up to 11 July 2018)ViewDownload
Image gallery: Dinner with Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth IIViewDownload






Diamond Jubilee visits:

Visit to Uganda (October 2017)                                                                  View
Visit to Tanzania (October 2017)View
Visit to Pakistan (December 2017)View
Visit to the United Arab Emirates (January 2018)View
Visit to India (February 2018)View
Visit to US (March 2018)View
Visit to Kenya (April 2018)View
Visit to Canada (May 2018)View
Visit to United Kingdom (June 2018)View
Visit to Portugal (July 2018)View









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His Highness the Aga Khan at the Canadian ParliamentViewDownload
His Highness the Aga Khan in the words of Adrienne Clarkson                   ViewDownload
The historic jubilees of Aga Khan IIIView Download
AKDN improving the quality of lifeView  Download
AKDN in numbersViewDownload
His Highness the Aga Khan receives the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of AfricaViewDownload
Inauguration of the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) in KarachiViewDownload
Inauguration of Sunder NurseryViewDownload