​ Ishmaili Muslim State: Diamond Jubilee Medal of His Highness the Aga Khan III 1945 with Africa reverse, Silver, complete with origin ribbon and wearing pin. Rare.

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Ishmaili Muslim State: Diamond Jubilee Medal of His Highness the Aga Khan III 1945 with Africa reverse, Silver, complete with origin ribbon and wearing pin. Rare.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC, (2 November 1877 – 11 July 1957) was the 48th Imam of the Nizari Ismaili religion. He was one of the founders and the first president of the All-India Muslim League (AIML). His goal was the advancement of Muslim agendas and protection of Muslim rights in India. The League, until the late 1930s, was not a large organisation but represented the landed and commercial Muslim interests of the British-ruled 'United Provinces' (as of today Utaar Pradesh). He shared Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s belief that Muslims should first build up their social capital through advanced education before engaging in politics. Aga Khan called on the British Raj to consider Muslims to be a separate nation within India, the so-called 'Two Nation Theory'. Even after he resigned as president of the AIML in 1912, he still exerted major influence on its policies and agendas. He was nominated to represent India to the League of Nations in 1932 and served as President of the League of Nations from 1937–38.