From schools to hospitals, the title Aga Khan is common among Kenyans.At least every city in the country has an institution named after the Aga Khan. However, many Kenyans wonder who is the Aga Khan.
Last week, the Aga Khan visited kenya where he held bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi.The Aga Khan also has interests in the media industry with shares in the Nation Media Group.But who is the Aga Khan?
Aga Khan is a title used also as a name by the Imam of the Nizari Ismailis.
Here are the holders of the Aga Khan title since its inception
Aga Khan I– Hasan Ali Shah Mehalatee (1800–1881), 46th Imam of Nizari Ismailis (1817–1881)
Aga Khan II– Ali Shah (about 1830–1885), 47th Imam of Nizari Ismailis (April 12, 1881 – August 1885)
Aga Khan III– Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah (1877–1957), 48th Imam of Nizari Ismailis (August 17, 1885 – July 11, 1957)
Aga Khan IV– Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini (b. 1936), 49th Imam of Nizari Ismailis (July 11, 1957 – present)