Remembering Prince Aly Khan

French Minister of Culture and Communication, M. Frédéric Mitterrand, remarked:

“… and your father Prince Ali Khan, Pakistani Ambassador to the United Nations … beloved by all, whom fate did not permit to deploy his extraordinary culture and spirit of civilisation to their full extent.”

May 12, 2020 marks 60 years since Prince Aly Khan passed away at the age of 48 years in 1960. 43 years later on this day, we also lost Prince Sadruddin.

Prince Aly Salomone Aga Khan, more popularly known as Prince Aly Khan served as the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN) from 1958 to 1960, later on becoming Vice President of the UN General Assembly. He also also served as Chairman of the U.N.’s Peace Observation Committee in addition to representing Pakistan at the United Nations Political and Security Committee.

Prince Aly Khan (left), Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the U.N. exchanging views with Ambassador C.W.A. Schurmann, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the U.N. at the General Assembly's Steering Committee 19 September 1958 United Nations, New York Image credit: UN Photo / Marvin Bolotsky Photo # 148157
Prince Aly Khan (left), Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the U.N. exchanging views with Ambassador C.W.A. Schurmann, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the U.N. at the General Assembly’s Steering Committee.
19 September 1958
United Nations, New York
Image credit: UN Photo / Marvin Bolotsky Photo # 148157

The.Ismaili details the following:

In recent generations, the Aga Khan’s family has followed a tradition of service in international affairs.

The Aga Khan [IV]’s grandfather was President of the League of Nations and his father, Prince Aly Khan, was Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

His uncle, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, was the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations’ Coordinator for assistance to Afghanistan and United Nations’ Executive Delegate of Iraq-Turkey border areas.

The Aga Khan’s brother, Prince Amyn, joined the United Nations Secretariat, Department of Economic and Social Affairs following his graduation from Harvard in 1965.


Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali


 

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Being a Pakistani Ambassador to the United Nation, our most handsome Prince was a regular visitor to Pakistan. Besides meeting the Pakistani leaders, he will try to visit many community organisation specially Health organisations.

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