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Humanitarian worker Aga Khan dies.



Aga Khan Aga Khan (ä`gä khän), the title of the religious leader and imam of the Ismaili Nizari sect of Islam, originally bestowed by the Persian shah Fath Ali on Hasan Ali Shah, 1800–1881, the 46th Ismaili imam, in 1818. , who held a string of top UN humanitarian posts and was the uncle of the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, has died, aged 70.

Sadruddin died in a hospital in Boston, said Nasir Sunderji, an official of the Geneva-based Bellerive foundation, an environmental organisation that Sadruddin headed.

Sadruddin, of Iranian origin, was UN High Commissioner for Refugees Individuals who leave their native country for social, political, or religious reasons, or who are forced to leave as a result of any type of disaster, including war, political upheaval, and famine.  between 1965 and 1977. After that he held a series of other senior UN roles and was once tipped for the UN secretary general job.
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