Shah Karim Aga Khan IV enthroned as spiritual leader of the Ismaili community in Bombay.
Unissued / Unused material.
Shah Karim Aga Khan IV is enthroned at Vallabhbhai Patel stadium. Bombay. India.
CU flower bedecked rostrum where the enthronement is to take place, words "Takht Nashini" (Enthronement) have been put up behind the coronation chair. Various shots of the Chief Minister of Bombay, Chief Justice of Bombay and several other important people seated. Shot of the Amir of Haunza and his wife who have come from a neighbouring country. There were more than 1000 Ismaili delegates from Burma, Pakistan, Malaya, Muscat, Madagascar and British East Africa. Various shots of the delegates.
MS of the arrival of the Aga Khan. MS as the Aga Khan is conducted to the throne which has been placed on the flower bedecked rostrum. Various shots of the recitation from the Holy Koran. MS Prince Karim sat on coronation chair, he receives the Pugree turban which represents a crown of Ismailia from the Ismaili leader in Bombay. MS as the gold chain representing the perpetual continuity of the Imam (spiritual leader) is presented. Various shots presentation of the gold and silver globe representing the Ismaili faith spread all over the world. MS the Aga Khan delivering speech.
High angle shot of street, MS temple. MS people gathered. Various shots of crowds gathered inside the stadium. Various shots of the public waiting for the arrival of the Aga Khan. Various shots pipers and drummers marching around stadium. Various shots of crowds in stadium.
Cataloguer's note: poor quality film.