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Quaid-e-Azam with the Working Committee of Muslim League in Bombay, 1942

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Quaid-e-Azam's passport describing him as a Barrister from Bombay

  The Passport Officer Mr G S Kehar was inducted in the Civil Service of Pakistan and retired as Member Planning Commission. He remained Speaker of the Sindh Assembly from 1972-1977

Muhammad Ali Jinnah as a Barrister

   By Syed Muhammad Mamoon Rashid Advocate High Court

Quaid-e-Azam with Gandhi in Bombay, 1944

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Quaid-e-Azam at the Muslim League Session, Bombay 1946

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Mr. Jinnah in his Bombay home, 1900

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Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Will

Little Gibbs Rd, Malabar Hill, Bombay - 30th May 1939 1. This is my last Will and Testament, all other Wills and Testaments of mine stand cancelled. 2. I appoint my sister, Fatima Jinnah, Mr. Mohammedalli Chaiwalla, Solicitor Bombay and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan of Delhi as my executrix and executors and also my trustees. 3. All shares, stocks & securities and current accounts now standing in the name of my sister, Fatima Jinnah, are her absolute property. I have given them all to her by way of gifts during my lifetime and I confirm the same, and she can dispose of them in any manner she pleases as her absolute property. 4. I now hereby bequeath to her my house and all that land with appurtenances, outhouses etc. situated at Mount Pleasant Road, Malabar Hill, Bombay, including all the furniture, plates, silver and Motor Cars in its entirety as it stands absolutely and she can dispose of it in any manner she pleases by will, deed or otherwise. 5. I also direct my exe

Mr. Jinnah as a young magistrate in Bombay

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Mr. Jinnah addressing members of All India Muslim League in Bandra, Bombay 1943

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Quaid-e-Azam M.A. Jinnah proceeding towards an Eid gathering in Bombay, 1946

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Mr Jinnah's Residence - Mount Pleasant Road, Malabar Hills, Bombay

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Mr Jinnah Vs Gandhi

Mr Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a straight forward person and used to say harsh and to the point things to Gandhi. Followers of Gandhi once asked him, "Mr Jinnah is very outspoken and tell you whatever he likes, why don't you reply him in the same manners"" Gandhi replied " I hear from one ear and take out from another ear" Followers of Mr Jinnah informed him about Gandhi's remarks Mr Jinnah replied " This is only possible when in between the both ears nothing exists" .

Quaid-e-Azam arriving at a party meeting in Bombay

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Quaid-e-Azam with lady workers in Bombay

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Mr. Chagla on Quaid-e-Azam

Now let me explain Mr. M.C Chagla, who rose to be the Chief Justice of the High Court of Bombay and later became the Foreign Minister of India, assessed the professional skill of Quaid-e-Azam as a lawyer in the following words; “Jinnah was a pure artist in the manner and method of his presentation. Even the most complex facts became simple and obvious when he waved his wand over them. He could be ferociously aggressive and almost boyishly persuasive as and when the occasion arose, and what particularly helped him in his advocacy, was the absolute clear head that he possessed, and on which he justly prided himself. He had common sense, that most uncommon of qualities in an uncommon degree.” .

Quaid-e-Azam with war correspondents, Bombay 1942

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Jinnah as a fashion icon

Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s achievement as the founder of Pakistan has dominated his reputation in a public life spanning 42 years. But his multidimensional personality led him to play several roles with distinction: one of the brightest legal luminaries India, an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity, a distinguished parliamentarian and constitutionalist, an indefatigable freedom-fighter, a dynamic Muslim leader, a political strategist and, of course, one of the great nation-builders of modern times. Little wonder then that so much less has been written about his personal life which is interesting in its own right. His taste and sense of style made him one of the most well-dressed and sophisticated men in the world.

Mr Jinnah's only regret

When Mr Jinnah left for Pakistan in August 1947, he first visited a Bombay cemetry where he was leaving behind a part of himself. As usual he was alone. The grave was that of Ruttie Jinnah, his wife who died in 1929 of an overdose of painkillers to fight cancer

Jinnah sees off Gandhi at his Bombay home

"You have mesmerized the Muslims", claimed Gandhi. Jinnah retorted, "You have hypnotized the Hindus".   Mr Jinnah's secretary K H Khurshid can also be seen here.

Mr Jinnah in his study

'He labored at his briefs day and night. There was never a word of gossip about his private life. A figure like that invites criticism particularly in this lazy East where we find it easier to forgive a man for his faults rather than for his virtues'. A comment of a law colleague on Jinnah during his early days as a Barrister in Bombay.