Get to know the founder of Pakistan a little more; Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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Some pictures of Jinnah’s family

Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. The man with class and elegance. We have been reading about him since childhood. But we hardly know much about his family. Where did they go? Are they alive? do they live in Pakistan? If yes, then where? and dozens of questions like these strike our mind. And for that matter, we have some photos of Jinnah and his family that you might find rare.

You must have heard about India’s well known Wadia family. Do you know who they are to Muhammad Ali Jinnah?

Here, let us have a look!

A little about the Jinnah family!

Poonja Gokuldas Meghji was Quaid’s grandfather. Quaid-e-Azam’s dad Poonja Jinnah got married to Mithibai Jinnah. And they had 6 children and Quaid-e-Azam.

Poonja Jinnah
Poonja Jinnah

The only two pictures of Poonja Jinnah.

Siblings

They were all seven (including Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah).  We have seen Fatima Jinnah and know her that she was the sister of Quaid-e-Azam. But there were more and here is the list!

  1. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  2. Ahmed Ali Jinnah
  3. Bunde Ali Jinnah
  4. Rahmat Bai Jinnah
  5. Fatima Jinnah
  6. Shireen Bai Jinnah
  7. Maryam Bai Jinnah
Four sisters of Quaid-e-Azam: Rehmat Bai, Maryam Bai, Fatima Jinnah and Shireen Bai
The Founder’s brother Ahmed Ali Jinnah with his wife Emmy.
Jinnah’s married life:

Muhammad Ali Jinnah had two wives. The first wife was Emibai Jinnah, she was Jinnah’s cousin & Jinnah wasn’t ready t marry her but it was his mother’s will so he did it and it was considered as a forced marriage. After that Jinnah married Maryam Jinnah who was a Parsi and were known as “Rattan Bai Petit” but she converted to Islam after she married to Jinnah.

Maryam Jinnah
Maryam Jinnah

 

Quaid’s children

Quaid had only daughter Dina Wadia. Dina was raised as a Muslim but she married a Parsi-born Indian Neville Wadia. And then she changed her religion to  Zoroastrian. After that, Quaid disowned her because of her marriage and their relationship became merely a formality.

After the death of Quaid-e-Azam, Dina only visited Pakistan once in 2004.

Dina Wadia and Neville Wadia had the only son Nusli Wadia. Nusli married to Maureen Wadia.

Then they had two sons;  Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia. They all are settled in India now and known as Indian. Alos they’re very famous for their business and IPL. Ness Wadia also had a relationship with Preity Zinta.

Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia

 

So the last generation of Jinnah is known as Wadia and they live in India.


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