On 13 December 2020, Ismaili Community around the world is celebrating their Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 84th birthday.
Prince Karim Aga Khan was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1936.
He succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, founder and first president of the All-India Muslim League, to become the 49th Imam at the age of twenty on July 13, 1957.
According to Ismaili Muslims belief, the hereditary Imam-of-the-Time descended from the progeny of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) through his cousin and son-in-law, Hazrat Ali, and his daughter, Hazrat Bibi Fatima.
Prince Karim Aga Khan has been recognised as an influential and respected leader on the world stage.
The government of Pakistan, in recognition of his innumerable efforts and contributions to the development and social upliftment of societies, has awarded him with the Nishan-e-Imtiaz and the Nishan-e-Pakistan.
Many took to social media to extend wishes marking Prince Aga Khan’s 84th birthday.
What is Salgirah? On 13 Dec, Ismailis will celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 84th birthday. For over 6 decades of his Imamat, he has been recognised as a leader on the world stage, with a commitment to peace, hope, and upholding the dignity of humankind. https://t.co/7Yph09RBS1. pic.twitter.com/QcAkmFgt9u— The Ismaili (@TheIsmaili) December 11, 2020
Today Ismaili community across the world celebrates the #Imamatday of his highness prince Karim Agha Khan, on this auspicious occasion happy Imamat day to all believers.— MPA Shazia Karim Sang'haar (@SanghaarShazia) July 11, 2019
Congratulations imamat Day 💐 #ImamatDayMubarak#KhushaliMubarak#imamatday2019 pic.twitter.com/JzS1XnS4XC
He is 84 now, but still works by leaps and bounds to improve the quality of life, to establish a peaceful society, and to create harmony in the world. Yes! He is the direct descendent of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). #AgaKhan #Salgirah2020 #Ismaili #KhushaliMubarak #OneJamat pic.twitter.com/73aNq9ZJRP— Nooruddin Jalal (@Nooruddin_Jalal) December 13, 2020