Historical Who is Who

JINNAH, Muhammad

1876 - 1948
India, Paksitan


Muhammad Ali Jinnah was first Governor General of the newly created Pakistan, separated from India, in 1947. From a legal practice, following training in law in Bombay and London, he was elected to Indian national councils on which he continually served for nearly 40 years. From his own loyalty to Muslim interests, there was continuing tension with those perceived as over-zealously pursuing Hindu interests. This was at the root of his disagreement with Gandhi. However, the nature and authenticity of his own Muslim identity is challenged by some exponents of orthodox Islam.




Jinnah's speech at the inauguration of the Pakistan Constituent Assembly (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syjim9cmqWg

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