The 73rd death anniversary of the father of nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed on Saturday (today).
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan was born on December 25th, 1876.
Quaid-e-Azam’s birth name Mahomedali Jinnahbhai and was born to Jinnahbhai Poonja and his wife Mithibai.
He served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan’s creation on August 14, 1947.
He then served as Pakistan’s first Governor-General until his death after achieving a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Subcontinent.
In 1030, Jinnah was diagnosed with tuberculosis, after recieving many medical treatments his condition got worse. Later, he also developed pneumonia by September 9 1948.
During this time, Quaid-e-Azam was on visit to Quetta and his Doctors urged him to return to Karachi to receive better medical treatment and care.
However, Muhammad Ali Jinnah agreed was and was flown to Karachi on the morning of 11 September.
According to Dr. Ilahi Bux, his personal physician, Jinnah agreed to return Karachi because of the foreknowledge of death.
On the night of September 11, 1948 Jinnah died at his home in Karachi around 10:20 Pm at the age of 71, just over a year after Pakistan’s creation.