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Quaid’s grandson Aslam Jinnah passes away in Karachi

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

22nd Jun, 2020. 01:50 pm
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Aslam Jinnah, the grandson of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, has passed away on Monday.

Sources said that Aslam Jinnah, 70, was battling against protracted illness. His funeral prayers were held Zohr prayers at Jama Masjid Habibia Anda Mor, Karachi.

His cousin said that Aslam will be laid to rest in Shah Muhammad graveyard, Karachi. He left a widow and a daughter to mourn.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on the second floor of Wazir Mansion on December 25, 1876 in Karachi, now known as Quaid-e-Azam birth place Museum

At the time of his birth, Jinnah’s official name was Mahomedali Jinnahbhai.

The eldest of his parents’ seven children. His father, Jinnahbhai Poonja, was a merchant and exporter of cotton, wool, grain and range of other goods

As a whole, the family belonged to the Khoja Muslim sect.

When Muhammad Ali Jinnah was 6 years old, his father placed him in the Sindh Madrasatul-Islam School.

At his mother’s urging, the 15-year-old Jinnah entered into an arranged marriage with his 14-year-old bride, Emibai, in February 1892. In 1893, he left for London.

During a 1940 meeting of the Muslim League at Lahore, Jinnah proposed the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan.

The independent state of Pakistan that Jinnah had envisioned came to be on August 14, 1947.

On September 11, 1948, just a little over a year after he became governor-general, Jinnah died of tuberculosis near Karachi, Pakistan—the place where he was born.

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