New Delhi, May 12: Muslim spiritual leader Aga Khan on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed the state of minorities in the country.
During the meeting, Singh is understood to have apprised the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims about the steps being taken by the government to improve the lot of the minorities.
Khan, who arrived here this morning on a week-long visit to commemorate his 50th year as the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, also met President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari.
After his two-day stay here, 71-year-old spiritual leader of millions of Ismaili Muslims will travel to Hyderabad on Wednesday where he had laid the foundation stone of the Aga Khan academy about two years back.
Aga Khan is also scheduled to visit Mumbai and Ahmedabad later in the week and depart for a tour of Bangladesh on Monday next.
The Aga Khan Foundation set up by the spiritual leader is involved in many philanthropic activities and had played a key role in the renovation of the Humayun’s tomb in the capital.
The foundation runs educational institutions including universities in countries like the UK, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Syria and Egypt.