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Aga Khan III, Sultan Muhammad Shah
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Aga Khan III, Sultan Muhammad Shah

The Aga Khan III, Sultan Muhammad Shah (1885–1957), 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 this link.

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 below.

Memorial service ofr the Aga Khan at the Woking Mosque

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.

Newsreel clips from this service are available for viewing at the websites of Movietone and ITN Source. For information on how to view them, please visit our Newsreel Film Clips page.

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