Aga Khan III, Sultan Muhammad
The Aga Khan III, Sultan Muhammad Shah (18851957), 48th Imam
of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, was a prominent and strong supporter
of various Muslim causes, including the Muslim League and the Aligarh
Muslim University in India and the Woking Muslim Mission.
Details of the life of Aga Khan III can be read on
an Ismaili website at
After his death, which took place in July 1957, a memorial service
was held at the Woking Mosque on 21 August 1957. In our record we
have an original press photograph of the occasion which is displayed
On the left is the Earl of Scarborough, the Lord Chamberlain,
representing the Queen of the U.K. at the memorial service. On the
right is the twenty year old new Aga Khan IV, Prince Karim (b. 1936),
grandson of the deceased, who is the present Aga Khan.
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