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Fatima Jinnah (July 30, 1893 — July 8, 1967) was the sister of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and an active political figure in movement for independence from the British Raj.
She is commonly known in Pakistan as Khatoon-e-Pakistan (Urdu:Lady of Pakista) and Madar-e-Millat (Mother of the Nation) She was born in Karachi, Pakistan, then a part of British India. She was admitted to the Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College in the University of Calcutta in 1919 and went on to open her dental clinic in Bombay in 1923. She was an instrumental figure in the Pakistan movement and the primary organiser of All India Muslim Women Students Federation. After the formation of Pakistan and the death of her brother, she remained an active member of the nation’s politics. In 1965, Miss Fatima Jinnah ran for President as a candidate of the Combined Opposition Party Pakistan COPP; widely believed to win the election, her loss came as a shock to the world community. The election is still regarded as rigged by most historians. She continued to work for the welfare of the Pakistani people until she died in Karachi on July 8, 1967 … // … Death: Fatima Jinnah died in Karachi on July 8, 1967. The official cause of death was heart failure, but rumours persist that she was murdered by the same group who killed Liaquat Ali Khan. In 2003, the nephew of the Quaid-i-Azam, Akbar Pirbhai, reignited the controversy by suggesting that she was assassinated … (full text).
… If Fatima JInnah serves as a role model for Pakistani girls, she is indeed a fine one for she had a life filled achievements. (full text).
Fatima Jinnah – Pakistan (1893 – 1967)
… Miss Fatima Jinnah initially lived with her brother for about eight years till 1918, when he got married to Rutanbai. Upon Rutanbai’s death in February 1929, Miss Jinnah wound up her clinic, moved into Jinnah’s bungalow, and took charge of his house; thus beginning the life-long companionship that lasted till Jinnah’s death on September 11, 1948. (full text).
Fatima Jinnah called ‘Fatima Jinnah Bhutto’, August 1st, 2008.
ISLAMABAD, July 22: Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada, senior adviser to the prime minister on Tuesday said Akbar Pirbhai, nephew of the Quaid-i-Azam, had told President Ayub Khan that Miss Fatima Jinnah was assassinated, and had demanded a judicial inquiry into the matter, which was turned down. Mr Pirzada, who was quoted by a section of the press as saying on Monday that he himself had seen blood stains on the bed sheet and cuts on the neck of Miss Jinnah, said that he was grossly misquoted by the press … (full text, July 23, 2003).
Full text of her biographies on Millat’s page.
… Next, Guha points out the dearth of biography. But again, only if we (for unknown reasons) stick to English. In his talk he mentions Fatima Jinnah as one individual ignored by historians. He cites that in Ayesha Jalal’s book on Jinnah, there is no entry in the index on Fatima. But, here is the deal, Guha ji. Fatima Jinnah has had numerous, numerous, histories and biographies written in Urdu … (full text).
On September 24, 1948, after the demise of Quaid-e-Azam Mohamed Ali Jinnah, his sister Fatima Jinnah and Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan submitted a joint petition at the Karachi High Court describing Jinnah as a `Shia Khoja Mohamedan’ and praying that his will be disposed of under Shia inheritance law. On February 6, 1968, after Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah’s demise, her sister Shirin Bai moved an application claiming Fatima Jinnah’s property under Shia inheritance law because the deceased was a Shia … (full text, May 23, 1998).
… Miss Jinnah not only lived with her brother but also accompanied him on his numerous tours. In 1932, she joined him in London when he remained there after the Second Round Table Conference. When the All India Muslim League was being organized, Miss Fatima Jinnah was taken on as a member of the Working Committee of the Bombay Provincial Muslim League, and worked in that capacity until 1947. In March 1940, she attended the Lahore session of the Muslim League. Fatima was convinced that the Hindus intended to subjugate and dominate the Muslims completely. It was primarily due to her initiative that the All India Muslim Women Students Federation was organized in February 1941 at Delhi … (full text).
… Now, after reading the July 22 front-page news of Jadoogar of Jeddah Sharifuddin Pirzada’s startling disclosure that Fatima’s death was not a natural death but, in conformation with the rumours that arose 36 years ago, in 1967, when she was found dead in her bed, there had been foul play, I did what we all do in Pakistan and ‘rushed’, not to the scene of the crime, but to the telephone and rang Sharifuddin. What are you pulling out of your hat this time, I asked him, by threatening to reveal ‘all’ on August 14? The press had got it wrong, he said … (full text).
Institutions etc. in Pakistan named Fatima Jinnah-* :
- Fatima Jinnah College Humak;
- Fatima Jinnah Park;
- Fatima Jinnah Women University FJWU;
- Fatima Jinnah Dental College;
- Fatima Jinnah Colony is one of the neighborhoods of New Karachi Town in Karachi;
- Fatima Jinnah College & Zindagi trust;
- Fatima Jinnah Medical College FJMC;
- U.S. Establishes Reading Room at Fatima Jinnah Women University, September 16, 2008;
Google-Video-search found videos made at the Fatima Jinnah Women University;
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