The 71st death anniversary of father of nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today (Sep 11). Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on 25th December, 1876. He was a lawyer, a legendary politician and the founder of Pakistan.
Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan’s creation on 14th August 1947 and then as Pakistan’s first Governor-General until his death. He is revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam and Baba-i-Qaum. In this connection, a special ceremony of Quran Khawani and Fateha is going to be held at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi today.
People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreath on the grave. To mark the day, various programs have also been chalked out by educational institutions and political, social and cultural organizations to shed light on the personality and leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah passed away on 11th September, 1948.
Let’s look back at a rare collection of photographs that attempt to reveal the various facets of his personality.
After becoming the youngest ‘Indian’ student to be called to the Bar on April 29, 1896, at Lincoln’s Inn (London), Mr Jinnah moved to Bombay and began working as a lawyer.
Mr Jinnah on the grounds of his Hampstead home in the early 1930s. He moved to London with his daughter Dina and sister Miss Fatima Jinnah after the Second Round Table Conference ended in failure.
Mr Jinnah smiling broadly by his standards while standing next to his friend and political ally, Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan, the Raja Sahib of Mehmoodabad.
Mr Jinnah and Miss Fatima Jinnah arrived in Karachi on August 7, 1947. A week later, Pakistan came into being after years of struggle on August 14, 1947.
Mr Jinnah wearing, during a picnic, what was soon going to be termed the ‘Jinnah cap’.
Mr Jinnah is about to record his response to Lord Mountbatten’s June 3 Plan about the partition of India into two dominions.
Mr Jinnah was welcomed by Khawaja Nazimuddin (left) when he arrived at the Governor-General House in Dhaka. This was Mr Jinnah’s first visit to East Pakistan as Governor-General, which turned out to be his last as well.
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