Yasmin Aga Khan is a well-known philanthropist who is well-known for her work in raising public awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. She is the daughter of Prince Aly Khan, Pakistan’s former UN ambassador, and Rita Hayworth, an American actress and dancer. Following her mother’s death from Alzheimer’s disease, she resolved to raise public awareness about this potentially lethal disease. She has been actively working for a cure for the disease and related ailments since then. She is a Bennington College graduate who has successfully developed a global network for Alzheimer’s disease research coordination. She has brought this global network together by making numerous public appearances and giving numerous interviews in order to raise public awareness about this misunderstood and fatal condition. Yasmin Aga Khan now serves on the boards of a number of Alzheimer’s disease-related organizations and institutions. She volunteers for these groups in the hopes of one day finding a cure.
Philanthropic Projects of Yasmin
Yasmin Aga Khan has shared her affection and care for her mother with other Alzheimer’s disease sufferers. In memory of her mother, she organized the Rita Hayworth Gala, a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association, with the goal of finding a cure for the dreadful condition. This gala, however, is only a small part of her charity activity.
The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association’s Vice Chairman is Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. She is the President of Alzheimer Disease International and a speaker for the Board of Visitors at Boston University School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Aga Khan Foundation’s board of directors. She is also a member of the Nomination, Development, and Public Policy and Issues Committees.
Her mother took up painting while suffering from Alzheimer’s illness and was able to create beautiful artwork despite her pain and suffering, according to her interview in the documentary film ‘I Remember Better When I Paint.’
Personal Experiences of Yasmin Aga Khan
Yasmin Aga Khan was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, on December 28, 1949, to Prince Aly Khan, Pakistan’s former UN representative, and American actress/dancer Rita Hayworth. Rebecca Welles Manning, Prince Amyn Aga Khan, and His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV are her three half-siblings. Yasmin attended Buxton School and the Geneva International School. In 1973, she received her bachelor’s degree from Bennington College.
In 1985, she married Basil Embiricos, a wealthy Greek economist, and their son, Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos, was born. Yasmin Aga Khan began dating again after her divorce from Embiricos in 1987. She married Christopher Michael Jeffries, a real estate developer, and lawyer, two years later. She, on the other hand, divorced him in 1993. Andrew, Yasmin’s 25-year-old son, died at his Manhattan apartment in 2011. Apart from this, there is no more significant information about the philanthropist’s life on the internet or in the media.