Top 10 Interesting facts About Jinnah(Quaid-a-Azam)
Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) was the Founder and first governor general of Pakistan. His great achievement was the organizing of Indian Muslims to claim a separate state, which concluded in the creation of Pakistan, the world’s largest Islamic state. In this below article we will show you the Top 10 Interesting facts About Jinnah(Quaid-a-Azam)
Before starting the article let’s see who was Jinnah. Mohammad Ali Jinnah was born in Karachi, probably on Dec. 25, 1876, although the day is unclear. His family were merchants and members of the Khoja sect of Muslims. He went to England in 1892 to study law, and after his return in 1896 he practiced in Bombay. He joined the Indian National Congress, giving his support to the moderate faction led by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, whom he greatly admired. Jinnah was also a member of the Muslim League, and he worked for greater Hindu-Moslem unity. He left Congress in 1920 when Mahatma Gandhi become the leader, whose methods he criticized as unconstitutional and as based on an appeal to the mob. Jinnah’s attempts to work with the Muslim League were so frustrating. That was small intro about jinnah now below you will see some facts about jinnah possible many peoples are not aware about it.
10-Dispute in Date of Birth:
As we all knows as per books and studies date of birth is 25-Dec-1876. However, some Studies claim that Jinnah’s original date of birth was October 20, 1875, which the Quaid later changed to December 25.
09-Birth Name Jinnah
Birth name of Muhammad Ali Jinnah was Mahomedali Jinnahbhai., the Quaid was known as He, however, dropped the word “Bhai” from his name in 1894. He also changed his spelling when he went to England for higher studies.
08-Once embarked on a stage career
The Founder of Pakistan was an excellent lawyer with a magnetic personality. Jinnah, at one point in time, seriously considered quitting barrister ship for acting. He even embarked on a stage career with a Shakespearian company in London, but that was short lived.
07-First Marriage of Jinnah
Before going England jinnah married to one girl as per Jinnah’s mother wish because she was scared jinnah will marry in England. Jinnah’s First wife name was Emibai but when Muhammad Ali Jinnah was in England for higher study, Emibai died in her early age.
06-Youngest Person who pass the Law Examination
Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the youngest Indian who pass the Law examination in England. That time his age was 20 and Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the only Muslim barrister in Bombay.
05-Road name of Quaid-e-Azam in Turkey
In the capital of Turkey, Ankara has one street with the name of Cinnah Caddesi. Cinnah is Jinnah in Turkish Language
04-The Jinnah Cap has its own significance
In different portraits, Jinnah is often seen wearing a sherwani and a Qaraquli cap (now known as the Jinnah Cap). This particular outfit, wore by Jinnah in 1937 during a session of All-India Muslim League in Lukhnow, was meant to signify his commitment to Allama Mohammad Iqbal’s dream of a separate nation for Muslims of British India.
03-He never wore the same tie twice
Jinnah was a sophisticated gentleman and he never wore the same tie twice. Even on his deathbed he insisted to be formally dressed saying: “I will not travel in my pajamas.”
02-Political Decisions as his Ballard shots
One of the most productive and controversial writers of British India, Saadat Hasan Manto wrote in his book, Jinnah Sahib: “As in billiards, he would examine the situation from every angle and only move when he was sure he would get it right the first time.”
01-Fixed his salary at Rs1/month
Jinnah was one of the most expensive and most sought after lawyers of his time, earning around Rs1,500 per case. The Founder of Pakistan, however, fixed his salary at Rs1 per month as the Governor General of Pakistan. The reason being, he didn’t want to indebt the nascent state with financial burden.
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