People: People, Sep. 27, 1943


The Aga Sultan Sir Mohammed Shah, 66—the Aga Khan for short —pear-shaped, sybaritic lord & master of several million Ismailite Mohammedans,* parted from his beauteous Begum in Geneva after 14 years. Slim daughter of a French innkeeper, one of the official Best-Dressed-Women, as Begum she had succeeded an Italian (who had succeeded an Indian), made him a father for the second time at 55. Details of the divorce were not disclosed. Fabulously rich, the food-and-fun-loving Aga has been cut off from most of his wealth since he fled to Switzerland from a French spa in 1940. That year...

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