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His Highness the Aga Khan painting in Rahe Rast

His Highness the Aga Khan III: Heart-touching anecdotes from his triumphal tour of India that gave birth to the Muslim University of Aligarh

MUST READ! The momentous role played by the late 48th Ismaili Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan (2 November 1877 – 11 July 1957), Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, in creating the Aligarh University. He spearheaded the fund raising campaign for the university and went door to door to acquire funding for the educational establishment. Please share this post.

The Aga Khan on the importance of education: The story of his Czech coach


Very early after the end of the second world war, my brother and I were sent to school in Switzerland, Le Rosey, and after a few years at that school, a new coach for rowing became part of the school and we were told that he would also coach the ice hockey team during the winter term. His name was Vaclav Rubik, not the one of Rubik’s cube fame but rather, like the famous cube itself, a challenging influence. Continue Reading

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