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Exclusive: Rare photos of Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah and Mawlana Shah Karim from Jan Karmali Collection

The importance of preserving our photographic heritage 

by ABDULMALIK MERCHANT
Publisher-Editor, Simerg, Barakah and Simergphotos

Editor’s note (November 6, 2019): We have learnt with deep sadness that Mr. Jan Karmali passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 86. We were privileged and honoured to publish his valuable and unique collection of photos that are shown in this post, and will always remember him for the effort and time that he took to make the photos and captions available to us. They were seen by thousands of readers around the world. We pray for the eternal peace of his soul, and convey our condolences to his entire family.

It is our great honour and privilege to present to our readers four rare photos of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah and Prince Aly Khan that have been in the collection of Mr. Jan Karmali (1932 – 2019, see note above) of Edmonton, Canada, for many decades.

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