Quaid-e-Azam’s daughter Dina Wadia passes away

02 Nov, 2017 8:21 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – Dina Wadia, daughter of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, passed away in New York on Thursday. She was 98.

Dina Wadia was the only child of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his second wife Rattanbai Petit who was also known as Maryam Jinnah.

Dina Wadia was born in London on August 15, 1919. Her paternal grandparents were from Gujarat, who moved to Karachi for business in the mid 1870s, where her father, Jinnah, was born.

Jinnah raised Dina alone after his separation from Rattanbai and her subsequent demise.

He loved her deeply, but their relationship became strained after Dina fell in love with and married an Indian Parsi named Neville Wadia at the age of 17.


Dina and Neville lived in Mumbai and had two children, a boy and a girl, before the couple divorced.

Dina had first visited Pakistan on the death of her father Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1948. The last time she visited Pakistan was in 2004. She was accompanied by her son, Nasli Wadia, and grandchildren, Jehangir and Ness.




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