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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Memorabilia of Quaid-e-Azam

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Comments

  1. Ijaz Ahmed Siddiqui says:

    I love respect our great leader. These are very rare and precious pictures. Please Muslims get up, see these pictures, our Quaid left everything for us. And Thanks to God for giving us a Great leader, Quaid. Oh, I am feeling ashamed, we are doing nothing for the country of our Quaid.

  2. Very nice Post about Quaid and his family.

  3. I love Quaid-e-Azam. He is my idol.

  4. Rao Rehman says:

    It should be a part of our social study.

  5. Durre Maknun says:

    I love and have respect for our greatest leader. These are very rare and precious pictures. Please Muslims get up, see these pictures, our Quaid left everything for us. Oh, I am feeling ashamed, we are doing nothing for the country of our Quaid.

  6. Superb collection, very rare and precious pictures!

  7. Many thanks for sharing this info about our nation‘s founder. Love you for it.

  8. Najeeb Jutt says:

    Most beautiful & interesting pics of our Great leader.

  9. Areesha Ahmed says:

    May Allah rest his soul in peace, Ameen!!

  10. Malka Afroze Rohila says:

    Quaid-e-Azam was a true Legend!!

  11. Pakistan is the gift from Muhammad Alu Jinnah to us.

  12. Can you write some thing on GREAT QUAID’s professional life, so that our new generation like me follow it?

  13. Very sad to know that Quaid-e-Azam’s daughter is not living in Pakistan.

  14. Yasir Ahmed says:

    Quaid-e-Azam, the GREAT leader of Pakistan. Quaid-e- Azam ko Salam…………..

  15. Irfan Malik says:

    We love Quaid-e-Azam.

  16. Aamir Memon says:

    I am so sad about current position of Pakistan.

  17. Can you please post the full picture of Quaid’s Nikah nama?

  18. Nasir Qureshi says:

    May Allah bless us again with a leader like him who could draw our ship out of storms.

  19. Mohsin Bukhari says:

    Today’s independent state known as our dear country Pakistan is just the dream and ambition of our great Quaid. Legendary leader will be remembered always.
    God bless his family his parents and may his soul rest in peace.
    I love him.

  20. Mahreen Rameen Ahmed says:

    Quaid was a great leader and we should learn from him. May Allah rest his soul in peace. May we get a leader again like him who can take care of Pakistan!!!

  21. M. Fayyaz says:

    We love Quaid-e-Azam , May Allah bless his soul and bless us again a leader like him. We should take lesson from Quaid’s struggle.

  22. Tanya Salique says:

    Quaid-e-Azam a True Lengend. May Allah grant him the highest rank in paradise.

  23. Wajiha Munir says:

    No one was born again like our great hero. May Allah rest his soul in peace.
    Aameen.

  24. Hats off to Quaid-e-Azam. May Allah almighty bless us with such a great leader again.

  25. Quaid-e-Azam was a great leader who rescued ISLAM from endangered situation in India but at the same time he wanted to create some sort of FEDERATION to be a part of INDIAN SUBCONTINENT with a common currency, common defence and common trade. This was his dream, which if realized would have brought a better future for PAKISTAN.

  26. Saima Tasadduq says:

    May Allah bless us again with a leader like him who could draw our ship out of storms.

  27. Asif Iqbal says:

    Quaid-e-Azam was a great leader.
    Pakistan zindabad!!

  28. Quaid was a Great hero. Salute to him.

  29. A. Majeed says:

    Quaid-e-Azam was a great leader. He is my hero, I love him very much.

  30. Iram shafqat says:

    I love our Great leader Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

  31. farhan says:

    Quaid e Azam is my hero and i am solute him for his struggle

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