Karim AGA KHAN (IV)

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1936-12-13
Education Le Rosey Switzerland, Harvard Univ (BA)
Publications N/A
Recreations yachting, skiing
Clubs Royal Yacht Squadron, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (Sardinia, fndr and pres)
Style His Highness the Aga Khan
Career Spiritual Leader and Imam of Ismaili Muslims 1975-, granted title HH by HM The Queen 1957, and HRH by late Shah of Iran 1959; philanthropist; fndr: Aga Kham Devpt Network; fndr and chm: Aga Khan Fndn Switzerland 1967 (branches/affiliates in Bangladesh, Canada, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Portugal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, UK and USA), Aga Khan Award for Architecture 1977, Inst of Ismaili Studies London 1977, Aga Khan Fund for Econ Devpt 1984, Aga Khan Tst for Culture Switzerland 1988, Aga Khan Agency for Micro-finance 2005; fndr and chllr: Aga Khan Univ Pakistan 1983, Univ of Central Asia (by treaty with Kurgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan) 2000; leading owner and breeder of race horses in France, Ireland and UK; winner Derby: 1981 (Shergar), 1986 (Shahrastani), 1988 (Kahyasi), 2000 (Sinndar); winner Irish Derby: 1981 (Shergar), 1986 (Shahrastani), 1988 (Kahayasi), 2000 (Sinndar), 2003 (Alamshar); winner Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe: 1982 (Akiyda), 2000 (Sinndar), 2003 (Dalakhani); winner Prix de Jockey Club: 1960 (Charlottesville), 1979 (Top Ville), 1984 (Darshaan), 1985 (Mouktar), 1987 (Natroun), 2003 (Dalakhani); winner Prix de Diane: 1993 (Shemaka), 1997 (vereva), 1998 (Zainta), 1999 (Daryaba); Dr of Laws (hc): Peshawar Univ Pakistan 1967, Sind Univ Pakistan 1970, McGill Univ Canada 1983, McMaster Univ Canada 1987, Univ of Wales 1993, Brown Univ USA 1996, Univ of Toronto Canada 2004; DLitt (hc) Univ of London 1989, Dr of Humane Letters (hc) American Univ of Beirut 2005; hon prof Univ of Osh Kyrgyzstan 2002; foreign hon memb American Acad of Arts and Sciences; Thomas Jefferson Meml Fndn Medal in Architecture 1984, American Inst of Architects Honor 1984, Medalla de Oro Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos Spain 1987, Huésped de Honor de Granada Spain 1991, Hon FRIBA 1991, Medaille d'Argent Académie d'Architecture France 1991, Gold Medal City of Granada 1998, Insignia of Honour Int Union of Architects France 2001; hon memb: American Inst of Architects 1992, Hadrian Awards World Monuments Fund; Vincent Scully Prize USA 2005; Commandeur Ordre du Mérite Mauritanien 1960; Grand-croix: Order of Prince Henry Portugal 1960, Ordre National de la Côte d'Ivoire 1965, Ordre National de la Haute-Volta 1965, Ordre Malgache 1966, Ordre du Croissant Vert des Comores 1966; Grand Cordon Order of the Tadj Iran 1967, Nishan-i-Imtiaz Pakistan 1970, Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italy 1977, Grand Officier Ordre National du Lion Sénégal 1982, Nishan-e-Pakistan 1983, Grand Cordon Ouissam-al Arch Morocco 1986, Cavaliere del Lavoro Italy 1988, Cdr de la Légion d'Honneur France 1990, Gran Cruz de la Orden del Merito Civil Spain 1991, Grand-croix Order of Merit Portugal 1998, Order of Friendship Tajikistan 1998; State Award of Peace and Progress Kazakhstan 2002; hon citizen Islamic Ummah of Timbuktu Mali 2003; Order of Bahrain (first class) 2003
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