Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah led Pakistan’s freedom from British-controlled India and was its leading governor-general and president of its principal assembly. In this article we will discuss most interesting facts about Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. And Possibly you didn’t know about these fascinating realities before.
Jinnah opened his eye in a rented apartment on the second story of Wazir Villa in Karachi, Pakistan (then part of India), on December 25, 1876. At the moment of his birth, Jinnah’s documented name was Mahomedali Jinnahbhai. The firstborn of his parents’ seven children, Jinnah was underweight and looked weak at the time of his birth. But Jinnah’s mother, Mithibai, was confident that her sensitive newborn would one day achieve great things. Jinnah’s father, Jinnahbhai Poonja, was a trader and exporter of wool, cotton, grain and range of other supplies. The family belonged to the Khoja Muslim sect
When Jinnah was 6 years old, his father admitted him in the Sindh Madrasatul-Islam School. Jinnah was not a model student. He was more fascinated in playing outside with his friends than concentrating on his studies. As an owner of a flourishing trade business, Jinnah’s father emphasized the significance of learning mathematics, but, oddly, arithmetic was among Jinnah’s most disliked subjects.
There are some amazing facts about Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, that are difficult to find in course books but are essential for the young generation to know. Because he is ‘Baba e Qaum’ Father of Nation.
Jinnah had in-fact an Excellent Sense of fashion
Quaid-e-Azam had a keen sense of fashion. Different sources indicate that he never wore the same tie twice in a court room. Even on the death bed he maintained his formal dressing. This is the most amazing fact about Quaid’s life and about his personality.
This is Youngest Indian to Pass the Examination of Law
In 1896, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the youngest Indian to pass out the examination of law in Britain. He was also the only Muslim Barrister in Bombay whilst he was only 20 years old.
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A Marriage That Persisted for a Few Weeks
Another reality of Quaid’s life is that, Soon after his first marriage with his cousin ‘Embai’, Jinnah went for England to complete his studies. Though, Emibai passed away only a few weeks soon after and consequently, the marriage did not last for too long. This can be the most hidden but a very harsh fact of his life.
A Short-lived Career
At one point, Muhammad Ali Jinnah seriously tried a career shift and even reached a theater group in London. But, on his father’s insistence he gave up the idea and ultimately, continued his law practice.
Has a Street in Turkey Entitled on his Name
In Ankara it is a fact that there is a road named after Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is called “Cinnah Caddesi”. Cinnah is the Turkish manner of denoting Jinnah.
He did not wear same tie twice ever, in his life
Jinnah was an elegant gentleman and he never wore the same tie twice. Even on his deathbed it is a proven fact that he vowed to be properly dressed stating: “I will not travel in my nightclothes.”
His political decisions were as accurate as his snooker shots
Saadat Hasan Manto penned in his book, Jinnah: “As in billiards, he would assess the situation from each angle and only take step, when he was sure he would get it precise the first time.”
Set Up his salary at Rs1/month
Jinnah was one of the most costly and most sought after lawyers of his time, earning about Rs1,500/ case. The most fascinating reality about his life is that, Governor General of Pakistan, on the other hand, fixed his salary at Rs1/ month as the Governor General of Pakistan. The justification being, he didn’t want to indebt the emerging state with financial liability.
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