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Princess Yasmin Aga Khan speaks to the Globe and Mail about her mother and Alzheimer’s

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Wency Lung who reports for the Globe and Mail’s health pages conducted an interview with Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s younger sister, when she visited the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on March 29, 2019, to participate in a film screening and panel discussion on the benefits of the arts for individuals living with dementia.

To read the interview please click ‘There’s hope.’ Princess Yasmin Aga Khan opens up about her mother Rita Hayworth and Alzheimer’s disease (subscription or registration with the paper may be required). Continue Reading


Prince Hussain at ‘Fragile Beauty’ Exhibition in Nairobi; Prince Rahim at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle; and Princess Zahra at launch of hospital expansion in Dar es Salaam

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February 2019: Prince Hussain Aga Khan in Nairobi

Prince Hussain and Elizabeth Hoag at marine exhibition in Nairobi

Prince Hussain and his fiancée Miss Elizabeth Hoag enjoy a light moment with members of Ismaili institutions and the AKDN during a tour of the Exhibition Gallery, held at Nairobi’s landmark Town Jamatkhana. Photo: AKDN / Hussein Jiva.

During the month of February 2019, Prince Hussain Aga Khan officially inaugurated his exhibition of marine photography at the historic Town Jamatkhana (Khoja Mosque) in Nairobi. Continue Reading

Comprehensive coverage of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Portugal for the inaugural edition of the Aga Khan Music Awards totaling US$ 500,000 in prizes

“Portugal is a shining example of a pluralistic society united while remaining conscious of its diversity, historical past and culture, and it is thus fitting that the first Awards and this first ceremony along with the related concerts and events should take place here…..I am grateful indeed to the Government of Portugal for its support and to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for providing us their superb facilities for what I think is an exceptional occasion….Music is, by definition, an evolutionary art, and musical composition has always evolved. Men have always travelled and have always taken their music with them, modifying and transforming their traditional music as they heard the music of the people they met.” – Prince Amyn Aga Khan, March 29, 2019, Lisbon.

Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Lisbon Ismaili Centre

Aga Khan with Steering Committee and Master Jury of Music Awards at Lisbon Ismaili Centre

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn Muhammad, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad with members of the Master Jury and Steering Committee at Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre after their arrival in Lisbon. The wall in the background is one of two by the Centre’s main entrance that features the 99 Names of Allah. Photo: AKDN/Akbar Hakim.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived in Lisbon on Friday March 29, 2019 to preside over the inaugural edition of the Aga Khan Music Awards which is being hosted over a 3 day period at Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Museum. Continue Reading

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