Family of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Quaid-e-Azam’s Father, Jinnah Bhai PoonjaQuaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s parents, Poonja Bhai Jinnah and Mithibai Jinnah had seven children, namely Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Ahmad Ali Jinnah, Bande Ali Jinnah, Rehmat Bai , Maryam Bai, Fatima Jinnah and Shireen Bai.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's father: Photo of Quaid's father Jinnah Poonja - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s First Wife: Emibai. Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s marriage with Emibai took place in 1892. She was 14 and he was 16. Only Nikkah was solemnized and the rukhsati was to take place later on. Shortly after the marriage, Jinnah left for England. When he returned, his bride had died. She died in 1893. Struck by the tragedy, Jinnah didn’t marry for a long time.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's first wife - Photo of  Emibai, the first wife of Quaid - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s Second Wife: Rattenbai Petit. In 1918, Mohammad Ali Jinnah married Ruttenbai Petit (who converted to Islam and changed her name to Maryam Jinnah), the daughter of a prominent Parsi banker Sir Dinshaw Petit. Maryam give birth to a baby Dina Jinnah.  On her 18th birthday, she left her father’s mansion with two pets only to marry Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Exactly eleven years later she was dead of an overdose of painkillers to treat her abdominal cancer. Quaid never married again and died a lonely man. Known as the nightingale of Bombay, Ruttie died on her 29th birthday on 20 February 1929.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife - Photo of Ruttenbai (Ruttie) Petit (Later Maryam Jinnah), the second wife of Quaid - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Marriage of Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Ruttanbai – An Extract from the Nikah Register. This extract from the Nikah Register is in Persian language which was in vogue at that time. Photo by Doc Kazi.

Marriage of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Ruttenbai - An extract from the Nikah register- Jinnah's second wife

Rattanbai Petit in 1918Photo by Doc Kazi Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife - Rattanbai Petit in 1918 - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Rattanbai, the Second Wife of Quaid

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife - Photo of Rattanbai, the second wife of Quaid - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Ruttie Jinnah, the Second Wife of QuaidPhoto by Doc Kazi Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife - Photo of Ruttie Jinnah, the second wife of Quaid - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Ruttie Jinnah’s Photo in Her Biography by Khwaja Razi HaiderPhoto by Doc Kazi Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife - Ruttie Jinnah's photo on her biography by Khawaja Razi Haider - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Portrait of Ruttie Jinnah on the Cover of Her Biography by Khwaja Razi Haider

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife, Ruttie Jinnah, on the cover of her biography by Khwaja Razi Haider - Photos of Jinnah's family

Painting of Ruttie Jinnah on the Cover of ‘Mirror’ Magazine in the Early 1980s. Photo by Doc Kazi Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife - Painting of Ruttie Jinnah on the cover of 'Mirror' magazine in the early 1980s  - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Ruttie Jinnah’s Last Letter to Her Husband, Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Ruttie Jinnah’s simple but beautiful English makes this letter very moving. Each and every word of this sad but beautiful letter makes the readers cry. It was such an ideal couple and it pains when we learn about the demise of Ruttie at a very young age of 29. This letter was written on 5 Oct 1928 and she died after four and a half months on 20 Feb 1929.

She wrote this letter when she was aboard the SS Rajputana, a British passenger and cargo carrying ocean liner, which sailed on a regular route between England and British India. This ship was requisitioned into the Royal Navy during World War II. It was torpedoed and sunk off Iceland on 13 April 1941, after escorting a convoy across the North Atlantic. Read more about SS Rajputana.

S. S. Rajputana,
Marseilles 5 Oct 1928
Darling – thank you for all you have done. If ever in my bearing your once tuned senses found any irritability or unkindness – be assured that in my heart there was place only for a great tenderness and a greater pain – a pain my love without hurt. When one has been as near to the reality of Life (which after all is Death) as I have been dearest, one only remembers the beautiful and tender moments and all the rest becomes a half veiled mist of unrealities. Try and remember me beloved as the flower you plucked and not the flower you tread upon.
I have suffered much sweetheart because I have loved much. The measure of my agony has been in accord to the measure of my love.
Darling I love you – I love you – and had I loved you just a little less I might have remained with you – only after one has created a very beautiful blossom one does not drag it through the mire. The higher you set your ideal the lower it falls.
I have loved you my darling as it is given to few men to be loved. I only beseech you that the tragedy which commenced in love should also end with it.
Darling Goodnight & Goodbye
Ruttie
I had written to you at Paris with the intention of posting the letter here – but I felt that I would rather write to you afresh from the fullness of my heart. R.

Ruttie Jinnah’s Last Letter to Her Husband (Original Letter)This original letter has been preserved with the archives, the Quaid-e-Azam Papers Project, of the Cabinet Division. Photo by Doc Kazi.

 

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife - Ruttie Jinnah's last letter to her husband, Part 2 - Jinnah's family

Grave of Rattanbai (Ruttie) Jinnah, the Second Wife of Quaid

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's second wife - Grave of Rattanbai (Ruttie) Jinnah, the second wife of Quaid - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s Father-in-Law, Sir Dinshaw Manockjee PetitSir Dinshaw Manockjee Petit, an extremely rich Parsi was a close friend of Jinnah. He used to stay at Dinshaw’s summer home in Darjeeling, a summer resort in the north of India. In 1916, Quaid-e-Azam met Dinshaw’s daughter Rattanbai or Ruttie as she used to be called, who was just 16, and legally a minor. In February 1918 Ruttie turned 18 and was free to marry as per English Law. Nobody from Ruttie’s family attended the marriage.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's father-in-law, Sir Dinshaw Manockjee Petit - Photos of Jinnah's family

Quaid with His Mother-in-Law Lady Dinshaw Petit

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's mother-in-law: Quaid with his mother-in-law Lady Dinshaw Petit - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s Brother Ahmed Ali Jinnah with His British Wife Emmy

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's brother: Photo of Quaid's brother Ahmed Ali Jinnah with his wife Emmy - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Photo of Quaid-e-Azam’s Three Sisters. Miss Fatima Jinnah and two of her sisters mourn the death of their brother, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. From left to right are Maryam Bai, Fatima Jinnah and Shireen Bai.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sisters: Miss Fatima Jinnah and two of her sisters mourn the death of Quaid - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s Four Sisters. In this rare photo, Quaid-e-Azam’s four sisters, Rehmat Bai, Maryam Bai, Fatima Jinnah and Shireen Bai are seen together. Photo by Doc Kazi Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's four sisters: Quaid's sisters Rehmat Bai, Maryam Bai, Fatima Jinnah and Shireen Bai - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Miss Fatima Jinnah and Ladies Offering Fateha at the Grave of Quaid, September 1948

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister: Miss Fatima Jinnah and ladies offering fateha at the grave of Quaid - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid With Miss Fatima Jinnah on His Birthday, December 25, 1947 

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister: Quaid with Miss Fatima Jinnah on his birthday, December 25, 1947 - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid with Miss Fatima Jinnah, December 25, 1947 

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister: Quaid with Miss Fatima Jinnah, December 25, 1947 - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid and Miss Fatima Jinnah. Smiling faces of brother and sister.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister: Quaid and Miss Fatima Jinnah - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid with Miss Fatima Jinnah

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister: Quaid with Miss Fatima Jinnah - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid Enjoying a Cigar in the Company of Fatima Jinnah

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister:  Quaid enjoying a cigar in the company of his sister, Fatima Jinnah - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid with Fatima Jinnah (Sister) and Dina Jinnah (Daughter)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with Fatima Jinnah (sister) and daughter (Dina Jinnah)

Quaid’s Sister Shireen Peerbhoy

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister: Photo of Quaid's sister Shireen Peerbhoy - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s Daughter Dina Jinnah (later Dina Wadia) at Old Age. Photo by Mr The Poet. Quaid’s daughter Dina Jinnah was born in London on August 15, 1919 and was raised as a Muslim. Quaid-e-Azam disowned her when she got married to an Indian Parsi Neville Wadia. Dina did not travel to Pakistan until her father’s funeral in Karachi in September 1948. Dina and Neville had two children, a boy and a girl. Dina’s son Nusli Wadia has two sons; Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter: Quaid's daughter Dina Wadia at old age - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s Daughter Dina Wadia Visited Lahore to Watch a Cricket Match, March 2004

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter: Photo of Quaid's daughter Dina Wadia who visited Lahore to watch a cricket match, March 2004  - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Dina Wadia Visits Her Father’s Tomb, March 2004. Photo by Doc Kazi Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter: Photo of Quaid's daughter Dina Wadia visiting her father's tomb, March 2004 - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Dina Wadia Overcomes with Emotion while Visiting Her Father’s Tomb, March 2004. Photo by Doc Kazi Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter: Quaid's daughter Dina Wadia overcomes with emotion while visiting her father's tomb, March 2004 - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Dina Wadia with UN Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim in 1976

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter: Photo of Quaid's daughter Dina Wadia with UN Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim in 1976 - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Fatima Jinnah and Dina Wadia at the Funeral of Quaid, September 11, 1948 

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister and daughter: Fatima Jinnah and Dina Wadia at the funeral of Quaid, September 11, 1948 - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid with Dina Jinnah and Pet Dogs

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter: A Rare Photo of Quaid with his daughter Dina Jinnah and pet dogs - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Dina Jinnah at Hampstead, London, 1931. Hampstead is an affluent area of London.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter: Photo of Dina Jinnah at Hampstead (an Affluent area of London), 1931 - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Dina Jinnah as a Young Girl. Photo by Doc Kazi Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Daughter - Photo of Dina Jinnah as a young girl - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s Daughter Dina Jinnah

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter: Quaid's daughter Dina Jinnah - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

Group Photo of Some members of Quaid’s Family 

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's family: Group photo of Some members of Quaid's family - Photos, Images of Jinnah's family

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Comments

  1. Romaisa Amir says:

    Hzaron saal nargis apni bainoori pe roti hai,
    Bari mushkil se hota ha chaman mein dedawer paida.

  2. Tahira Zafar says:

    Thank you for sharing these photos.

  3. Tehseen Aslam, New Zeland says:

    Thanks and very impressed by the information and pictures collection. Great work and salam to Quaid family and we got Pakistan with his efforts.

  4. Respected M.r Muhammad Ali Jinnah: I know him as a great man, great leader, and a symbol of success and unity. My generation is missing him and our next generations would also miss him.

  5. Khawaja Tanveer Ashraf says:

    Today we are living in a democratic country because of a legend man, Quaid-e-Azam. He wanted to give his people their own country, which he did. We should all be thankful to him and never forget his favours. Now it is the responsibility of every Pakistani citizen that we maintain the country and follow his ideology.

  6. Marium Abdul Jabbar says:

    This is one of the most amazing photography and biography I have ever seen. Salute!!! Although not being a Pakistani, I still loved it.

  7. Tanveer Ahmed says:

    Thank you for this Post.

  8. Iltifat Lone says:

    I love my leader. Thank you for the beautiful post. If you have more photographs, then please share.

  9. Ayesha Kanwal says:

    I love Quaid-e-Azam and his family. Quaid-e-Aazam is reason that we are living freely in our beloved country Pakistan. I love my Quaid very very much.

  10. Asif Sraa says:

    no douat ,quaid was a great leader

  11. Dr. Naseem Maqsood says:

    Mostly people don’t know about Quaid’s personal life, I mean family life. Without family’s support nobody can do wonder as Jinnah did!!

  12. Raana Waheed says:

    What lovely pictures of our great and sincere Quaid-e-Azam ! May Allah bless Pakistan!

  13. Amina Khan says:

    The Quaid-e-Azam is the greatest leader in the World. I love Quaid-e-Azam. If Quaid-e-Azam did not struggle for us we wouldn’t be free today. We do nothing in our life what we want. If Quaid-e-Azam was live then Pakistan would have become a Developed country.

  14. Tasneem says:

    Beautiful pictures of Quid’s family, love you Baba Pakistan zindabad

  15. Shafqat A. Shah says:

    Long live Pakistan. Long live the name of Mohammad Ali Jinnah and those who made this beloved country of ours. Allah bless them all, the land, the people.

  16. Zubaida Aziz says:

    Beautiful pictures. It is our country’s history, if you have more please add them here.

  17. Khalida Khan says:

    Thank you for setting up this beautiful post, we should always remember our history, how our great leaders struggled for our freedom, our Independent state, they did not fill their pockets. We should learn from this, unite and look after one another, and our beautiful country, respect and always remember our history and the great people who made it.
    May Allah rest their souls.

  18. Raza Dossa says:

    I wish he would have lived 10 years more and guided Pakistan into a flourishing country instead of a ruined Pakistan which we are seeing today.
    I also wish he could have stayed close to Ruttie Behan instead of getting into politics and neglecting her which broke her heart and she died at the age of 29 just 11 years after her marriage.

  19. Man with a vision, he had a dream “home for the Muslims in the sub-continent”. He gave us a home.
    Pakistan Zindabad.

  20. Aflaha Kashaf says:

    I love my Quaid-e-Azam.

  21. I love my Quaid. May Allah bless his soul. Amen.

  22. Ahsan Jehangir says:

    I love my Quaid.

  23. Rahib Ali says:

    Quaid-e-Azam ka ehsaan hai hum per.

  24. Saad A. Zia says:

    A melting heart with tears rolling down the cheeks, tears refusing to tell whether they are of the parting or the pain of the beloved, and history, love tales and legends lurking around is just a way to describe this matchless relationship, bordering on misunderstandings leading to the separation of the two whose patrician form and the legendary unequivocal form and beauty of Mrs. Jinnah makes time and history whirl with a homeland in which the Founder lies alone, awaiting the woman he loved who lies in Bombay.
    The Pakistan and Indian Governments should rejoin “Ruttie and Jinnah” now forever.

  25. Saman Amber says:

    I love this Post!!

  26. Permoon Mateen says:

    I simply love my leader.

  27. Imtiaz Bibi says:

    I love my great leader and the father of the Nation. I also love the mother of the Nation Fatima Jinnah and her struggle for democracy. I love all the family members of Quaid-e-Azam.

  28. Haroon Abdullah says:

    I love Mr. Jinnah. Now we are free only because of our great leader Quaid-e-Azam.

  29. Abubakar Siddique Rajput says:

    Jo Qoum apnay pyaroun ko yaad rkhti hai woh Qoum hamesha Zinda rehti hai. Quaid-e-Azam was a Great Leader of Muslims.
    Pakistan Zindabad.

  30. Sir, thank you very much. I have never seen most of these photos because Media and Masters don’t want people to see these wonderful pictures. Please do post more pictures if you have any left.

  31. Aisha Abid says:

    It is Awesome post!
    Today we are free only because of Fatima Ali Jinnah & Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah!
    We should owe him a great and wonderful thing!

  32. It’s a great post.

  33. Syed Aamir Jawwad says:

    I love Quaid-e-Azam and his struggle for Muslims. We should know the history of our nation’s hero. This interest is developed due to visit of Quaid”s house on Sharh-e-Faisal opposite AVari Towers. I miss my Quaid a lot.