Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Mumbai today on the final stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to India. He was received at the airport by Prof. Ram Shinde, Cabinet Minister, Government for Maharashtra for Water Conservation and Protocol; Shri. Raj Gopal Deora, Principal Secretary of Protocol; and Shri. JaiJeet Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Maharashtra; along with leaders of the Jamat.

While in Mumbai, Hazar Imam is scheduled to meet with Honourable Shri C.Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra; and Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is also expected to grant a Diamond Jubilee Darbar for the Jamat of Western India.

The Ismaili Imamat has a long and historic relationship with India, dating back over a century. AKDN institutions have been active in Mumbai in particular for over 70 years. The Aga Khan Health Services’ Prince Aly Khan Hospital, a 162-bed multi-speciality acute care centre in Mumbai, was established in 1945. The ISO-certified hospital is best known for its services in oncology and cardiovascular diseases, and is renowned as a referral centre regionally and internationally, equipped with an operating complex, oncology department, cardiology department, 24-hour emergency service, and a day surgery unit.

Prior to arriving in Mumbai, Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad, where alongside activities relating to initiatives of the Ismaili Imamat, he also met with the Jamat of Gujarat and Southern India.