12 Interesting Facts About Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Through these informative facts about Jinnah, we’ll learn about the man and the engima who became the founding fathers of the world’s first Islamic nation, i.e., the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Jinnah facts

1. His loving ones gave Muhammad Ali Jinnah the moniker Mamad.

2. Poonja Gokuldas Meghji, also known as Punjalal Meghji Thakkar, was the grandfather of Jinnah. He was born a Gujarati Hindu and later converted to  Islam and took up the Ismaili faith.

3. Initially, Jinnah asked a Hindu poet from Lahore, Jagannath Azad, to write Pakistan’s first national anthem. But after Jinnah’s death, his heirs cunningly erased this fact from public memory, and a Muslim, Hafiz Jullunduri, was asked to write a new anthem.

4. Jinnah changed his name from Muhammadali Jeenabhai Poonja to Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1894 while he was studying in London for the bar. In actuality, he also changed from Ismailism to Athnaashri Shiism.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah of Pakistan

Jinnah, The Founding Father of Pakistan.

5. In 1892, when Jinnah was seventeen years old, he married Emibai, a child of Gokal Lera Khemji. Embai passed away due to a cholera outbreak when he was in London.

6. Jinnah had married a second time to Rattanbai ‘Ruttie’ Petit, the daughter of Sir Dinshaw Manockjee Petit, a prominent Parsi banker, when he was forty-two and she was just eighteen.

7. Jinnah’s daughter Dina Wadia was never officially invited to visit Pakistan.

8. Fatima Jinnah, sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was a qualified dental surgeon, having received a degree in dentistry from the University of Calcutta in 1914. In fact, she opened a dental clinic in Bombay in 1923.

9. The sister of  Jawaharlal Nehru, Nan Pandit, and the daughter of Sarojini Naidu, Padmaja Naidu, were close friends with Ruttie Jinnah, the wife of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

10. Hector Bolitho, the first official biographer of Jinnah, appointed by the government of Pakistan.

11. Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s sister Fatima authored a book about him called “My Brother” in 1955.

12. When Jinnah passed away in September 1948, he had two distinct funerals: one in the open, following Sunni customs, and one earlier, following Shia customs, at his home.

I hope you like this article and gained some new information related to the founding father of Pakistan. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.

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Yash Sharma

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