His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on 11 July 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet's daughter.
Mawlana Hazar Imam called upon Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 21 February as part of his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to India.
Indian Vice-President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu received Mawlana Hazar Imam at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on 21 February 2018 where he hosted a lunch in Hazar Imam’s honour. The meeting was...