His Highness Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khaninfo-icon became Imaminfo-icon (spiritual leader) of the Shiainfo-icon Imami Ismaili Muslims on 11 July 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatimainfo-icon, the Prophet’s daughter.