THE INTERNATIONAL SET: Death on a Curve

Aly Khan's longest flirtation was with death.

His father, the late Aga Khan, spiritual leader of 20 million Moslems of the Ismaili sect, forced him to give up two hazardous pastimes: steeplechase riding and auto racing. But Aly continued his pursuit of speed and danger: three skiing accidents nearly cost him a leg; when he was only 21, and without a pilot's license, he took his turn at the controls of a light plane in an unprecedented 10,000-mile flight from Bombay to Singapore and back. Aly Khan slew quantities of lions, tigers...

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