Family of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Compiled by Rashid Zia Cheema

Jinnah Bhai Poonja (Quaid-e-Azam’s Father)Quaid-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

Family of Dina. Why is Dina Wadia not in this photo?

Pic of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's family: Quaid's son-in-law, grandson and great grandsons - Photos of Jinnah's family

Quaid’s Daughter Dina Wadia Visited Lahore to Watch a Cricket Match, March 2004. Dina witnessed the final (5th) ODI between India and Pakistan at Lahore on 24 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. Dina visited the mausoleum of her father, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, on 26 March 2004 and laid floral wreath. She was accompanied by her son Nusli Wadia and grandsons Jehangir and Ness. She stayed there for 50 minutes. She never visited Pakistan in her father’s lifetime. This was her second visit to Pakistan. Her first visit was at the time of the Quaid’s death.
After laying the wreath she visited the place where personal belongings of the Quaid are on display. She also went to the mazar of Madar-i-Millat Fatima Jinnah to pay respects to her aunt. She also visited the Flag Staff House and the Quaid’s birthplace, Wazir Mansion. Read more details of her visit….
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

Dina Jinnah Marries Neville Wadia, 1938. Photo by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Photos of Quaid-e-Azam's Family: Dina Jinnah marries Neville Wadia, 1938 -  Family of Muhammad Ali Jinnah pic

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

Related Pages:
Photos of Quaid-e-Azam
Memorabilia of Quaid-e-Azam

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Comments

  1. Mazzaa aa gaya.

  2. Muhammad Fakhar says:

    Wow! Such a considerable collection of pics in album!!

  3. Mohsin Ali says:

    Quaid-e-Azam was a great leader.

  4. Nazar Gul says:

    Very nice information about our Quaid.

  5. Saleem Shehzad says:

    Legend leader ………..legend family……. I love you Quaid and always miss you.May Allah bless you and your family’s souls(ameen).

  6. Shakir Lakhani says:

    You have written that Ruttie was later named Maryam. There is no record of this. Even her tombstone names her as Rattanbai. Please rectify.

  7. Ikram Lodhi says:

    Excellent information, thanks.

  8. Mobeen Afzal says:

    Great man, great family. Thanks for adding these photographs for viewing,

  9. Nasim Raza Asim says:

    Thanx a lot. Never have witnessed such view full document. Indeed they were great people.

  10. Nadeem Asim says:

    How unlucky are Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia that they are not living in Pakistan….they ar missing so much respect and honor of having the privelage of Quaid’s grandsons. Alaas they prefer to live in India. :(

  11. Engr Munir Ahmed says:

    A great personality, the founder of Pakistan!! My heart is full of admiration for him and I love him.

  12. Ayesha Khalil says:

    Proud to be called as a Pakistani. I am a proud Pakistani of Quaid-e-Azam’s nation. :)

  13. Aisf Jawed says:

    Best post about Quaid-e-Azam.

  14. He is credited to foundation of Pakistan and rightly so……however, considering his and his family’s lifestyle, he was not a true representation of real people of Pakistan! He represented only elitist class of Pakistan, this same class still ruling pPkistan and the result is disaster……a class still out of touch with real Pakistan….poor and rampant literacy and backward religious fanaticism!

    • Farida Saeed says:

      I don’t think a lesser man could have managed the creation of a Muslim nation, Pakistan. Be grateful, a badly managed nation is better than no nation. Would you prefer to be in the place of Kashmiris or Palestinians or worse still a stateless Rohingia in Burma ?

    • Rabia Athar says:

      It is not about the elite class, it is about the elite thinking he had..and the thinking is not bound to any class.. a person from some lower class can also be the leader… it asks for the courage and leadership… Quaid had these skills. rest the Pakistan politician thing ..they are not from elite class they come to politics from any XYZ background and then become elite…due to corruption money. This is the problem and bad luck Pakistan has right now.

  15. Beautiful collection of family photos of Quaid.

  16. THE SEARCH FOR A NEW JINNAH

    Where are you going to find him?
    In the harvested fields?
    In the desert?
    By the shores of the Arabian Sea?
    In the northern mountains
    Among nomadic snuff spitting tribesmen?

    You have sought him in our courts,
    In our universities and high offices,
    Among our politicians and armed forces,
    Among our civil servants and maulanas,
    But he is nowhere to be found
    Sharing a room with these men.

    You have had your Pharaohs
    But they have reared no Moses.
    And you are desperate
    For a leader
    To part the Indus
    Towards the promised land.

    Look in the mirror and you will find him
    Hiding in the deep recesses of your eye,
    In the dark alleys of your mind
    Like a hunch back avoiding a crowd
    Afraid that his kind
    Are feared among your people.

    Make peace with him,
    He is your leader.
    And like a brother,
    Follow him through
    This land of five rivers.

    The mind is the sixth river,
    Crossing all five, caressing
    The land always and forever,
    Under the force of the Universe,
    Under the force of the Creator
    To whom all rivers lead.

    Give up your search,
    Recall the ordeal of Buddha.
    Embrace your own shadow,
    You are your own leader,
    You are your own Jinnah!

    RAJA CHANGEZ SULTAN
    FOOTSTEPS OF THE HOUR

    • Beautiful sir

    • K. Salim Jahangir says:

      I am overwhelmed after reading certain facts about my “Quaid”. Alas! we have not measured up to his expectations; first we lost half of Pakistan and then the country which was presented to us in a silver platter came in the hands, and still it is,
      who do not deserve to rule it.
      My “Quaid”, please forgive us!!

  17. Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw (NED) says:

    Allah nay jiss say jo kaam karana hota hai, woh ho jata hai, warna banda apni beti kay khayalaat tak change nahi ker sakta, Nation to door ki baat hai.

  18. Abdul Hameed Shaheen says:

    The above family album of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was posted on my wall of the FB by Col Gulzar Sudozai Sahib; Col Sahib is learned scholar, inveterate faith in the ideology of Pakistan. I thank him for sharing it.

  19. Maliha Majid says:

    Rare collection of pictures, marvelous ….historical…collection of our great hero!

  20. What a golden collection! Thank you so much.

  21. Dr. Nadeem Ikram says:

    Moved emotionally by this Post. I always feel that we all Pakistanis are responsible for separating to loving souls from each other. The only dispute between Quaid and his wife was that he failed to give proper time/attention to his wife, as he was busy in Pakistan Movement, to create a safe heaven for we all.
    May Allah bless his bounties on Quaid and his wife (Ameen).

  22. Mir Khawaja Mazheruddin says:

    First of all I want to thank for providing such a great historical collection of photos & details about our beloved leader
    Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah & his family.
    Quaid devoted his life for Muslims of subcontinent & united them, ultimately he along with his magnificent team effort Alhamdulilah, Islamic Republic of Pakistan became an independent Islamic State. Thanks to all Muslims of Subcontinent for their great struggle under Quaid-e-Azam’s leadership & full support of Mohtarma Fatimah Jinnah.
    Pakistan Zindabad.

  23. Syed Huzaifa Saeed says:

    He was our great leader, His EXCELLENCY FATHER OF THE NATION.
    Great Pics of his wife & daughter and other family members.

  24. Asma Munsif says:

    Great leader with not a happy family life. Feel so sad to see her daughter with such a cold heart. Not only she married to a Parsi Indian, she didn’t even practice a Muslim herself. In fact she didn’t accept herself as a Muslim.
    Imran Khan’s family history & political history is somewhat like Quaid’s too.

  25. Uroosa Malik says:

    What a beautiful moment in album!!

  26. Awesome collection!!
    RIshi and ALi

  27. Haseeb Ur Rehman says:

    GREAT Collection of pics! Just wanted to know if Quaid-e-Azam divorced his second wife or was she sick?

  28. Faisal K. H. says:

    I have no words to say in respect of my great Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

  29. Tahir Gurmani says:

    Well done for creating this Post!

  30. Rehan Ahmad says:

    Good collection of pics!!

  31. Mrs. Tariq says:

    Thanks for uploading these information. I want to know more about Quaid, the great.

  32. M. Rustam Butt says:

    Wow!! Very nice Post.

  33. Pramod John says:

    Nice site. Brilliant photographs. Sad to see Quaid’s daughter overcome with emotion when she visited her father’s tomb.

  34. who dares to say Quaid e Azam very funny behave……….

  35. I like this Post.

  36. Zohaib Shah says:

    Unforgettable history of Quaid, he was the law himself and a magnetic personality. He’s the only one who changed the history of leadership, he was really a proficient person, nobody could stop him at any step of creation of Pakistan and he made the dream true of Allama Iqbal. I remind one story about Mr. Jinnah. Once he was sitting with Gandhi, both were attending a conference. Gandhi looked at the table’s corner where Quaid was watching mirror. Gandhi used his hand to put down mirror and looked at Mr. Jinnah and said, “Mr. Jinnah, I’ve listened about you that you don’t come on the knee in front of anybody, now you will have to come on your knees to get it.” Mr. Jinnah smiled, put his hand in the pocket and pulled another watching mirror and wore it.

  37. Malik Nazar Fareed says:

    Very nice historical details, I like it.

  38. Mohammad Akmal says:

    Its really preservable record of our history. But dawn still awaited.

  39. Arsalan says:

    Style at its best. Great man, Great Family …. very good data about our leader. Well done!!

  40. Hussain Ali says:

    Very Rare Pictures. :)

  41. Great pics capturing history! God bless!

  42. Tanzeel Ahmad says:

    Quaid-e-Azam was our great leader. I love him very much.

  43. Talha Amir says:

    Nice Post!! I have done my summer vacation home work with it. :)

  44. Sher Zaman Awan says:

    The great leader in the world.

  45. Dr. Capt. Abdul Aziz says:

    Hyper Nasal tone speech is called Jinha or Junho in Sindhi and also written as jinah in Urdu and English
    Hypernasal speech or hyperrhinolalia or rhinolalia aperta is inappropriate increased airflow through the nose during speech that is called Jinhah in Sindhi language but it cannot be written and pronunciation in Urdu and English so it is now called as Jinah and his father Ponja was called Jinnah as nick name.

  46. Azhar Ali Chachar says:

    Nice and awesome nnowledge of Baba-e-Pakistan, we are proud of him.

  47. S. Srinivasaraghavan (Mysore, India) says:

    It is funny. Quaid-e-Azam, Father of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s daughter preferred to live in India on formation of Pakistan. Father of the Nation of India, Mahathma Gandhi’s son preferred to live in Pakistan.

  48. Kashif Qaiser says:

    He was a great man and father of the nation, he did a restless struggle for giving us a lovely homeland to live proudly.

  49. Areeba says:

    Wow! Very rare photos!

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