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Aga

 

in the Turkish sultanates the title of the military leaders, including the commander of the janissaries, and the title of the heads of certain groups of court servants. After the abolition of the janissaries in 1826, “Aga” became the name for junior and middle-level officers of the Turkish army. In modern Turkey, ağa is a form of address to prosperous landowners and sometimes part of a person’s name.

AGA

Abbr. for “American Gas Association.”
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To date the most ambitious meal she has cooked on this Aga was a three course meal for 18 and -joy of joys - when Vicky heard there was a job going at the Aga shop in Bangor, she applied,and got it.
In 1977, the Aga Khan established the $1-million Aga Khan Award for Architecture awarded every three years to projects that are judged to set new standards of excellence while addressing the needs of communities in which Muslims or Islamic heritage have a significant presence.
Seconding this resolution the Raja of Mahmudabad appreciated the vision of HH Aga Khan.
The Aga Khan acceded to the position on July 11, 1957, after succeeding his grandfather Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III.
President Mamnoon appreciated the services of Aga Khan Foundation during the 2005 earthquake and noted that his Grandfather Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan was a very close companion of the Founder of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who rendered valuable services during the freedom movement.
The Aga Khan University Hospital and Aga Khan Health Services leads a network of hospitals, healthcare centres and maternity homes, enabling access to quality healthcare for almost 2 million people.
The Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan, in 1957 at the age of 20.
After his demise, Aqa Ali Shah, who became Aga Khan II, played a pivotal role in maintaining close relations with other communities.
The new venture, to be branded AGA North Wales is set to launch this Saturday with well-known chef Penny Zako running AGA cookery demonstrations throughout the day.
Though not as large as the Taj Mahal, the pinkish limestone Mausoleum of Aga Khan has a white Carrara marble tomb and is built in the style of the Fyu[sz] [degrees]imid Dynasty, which was founded in Cairo by the Aga Khan's ancestors in 969.
For an encouraging time there, it looked like Aga Muhlach was winning his personal Battle of the Bulge.
Columbus, OH); Dave McCurdy, president and CEO, AGA (Washington, DC); and Immediate Past Chair Ralph A.