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Birth of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III - 1877-11-02

Friday, 1877, November 2

His Highness the Aga Khan III, Hazrat Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah was born on Friday November 2, 1877 at 'Honeymoon Lodge' in Karachi.
His birth was an occasion of immense joy for the family and particularly his grandfather, Hazrat Imam Hassanali Shah, Aga Khan I, who named him 'Sultan Mohammad.'

His mother, Lady Aly Shah, belonged to the Persian Royal family. In later life, she was also bestowed with the honour of the Crown of India by the King-Emperor of the British Empire.

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