Prince Karim Aga Khan IV arrives on official visit to India

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 09:49 hrs

New Delhi: Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan IV arrived here on Tuesday evening on an official visit to India for 11 days.

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who arrived at the Air Force Station in Palam, was received by Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh.

He will call on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari at 11 a.m. tomorrow. He will then meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) here at 12: 30 p.m.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will then call on the visiting dignitary at around 3 p.m. at Hotel Taj Mahal here.

Vice President Ansari will host a banquet in honour of the spiritual leader at the Hyderabad House here at 7: 45 p.m. tomorrow.

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV will call on President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The visiting dignitary will then have a joint meeting with Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath and Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch at Hotel Taj Mahal here.

He will then meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at 6: 45 p.m. at Hotel Taj Mahal here.

The visiting dignitary will visit Hyderabad on Friday for the inauguration ceremony of Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad.

He will meet Andhra Pradesh Governor at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday. This would be followed by a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy at Hotel Taj Falaknuma Palace at 3: 30 p.m. on Saturday.

He will visit Mumbai on Saturday evening. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will call on Prince Karim Aga Khan IV at 10 a.m. on Monday. He will then meet Maharashtra Governor at 7: 30 p.m. the same day.

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV will fly back on September 28.

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