Aga Khan arrives in Delhi on 12-day visit to India
New Delhi, September 17, 2013
Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived here today at the start of a 12-day visit to the country.
During the visit, he will hold talks with Vice-President M Hamid Ansari and call on President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch, ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley are slated to call on him.
Tomorrow, the Aga Khan will preside over the inauguration ceremony to mark the completion of the restoration of Humayun's Tomb heritage site.
He is also due to visit Hyderabad and Mumbai, where AKDN is involved in various development projects.