Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Hyderabad earlier today, on the third stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to India.

Upon arrival, Hazar Imam was received by Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Mr Mohammed Mahmood Ali, as well as leaders of the Jamat.

Alongside meetings with state government representatives of Telangana, Mawlana Hazar Imam is also expected to meet with the Jamat of Southern India.

in 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, the second in a global network of schools of excellence being established around the world. Its aim is to develop home-grown leaders with a strong sense of ethics and civic responsibility, who will contribute to India’s future. By assembling a diverse student body, the Academy aims to help build understanding and respect across various sectors of society.

Prior to arriving in Hyderabad, Mawlana Hazar Imam first visited Delhi, where he met with government officials and inaugurated Sunder Nursery, and then travelled to Ahmedabad, where he also met with government officials as well as the Jamat of Gujarat.