Dina Wadia is no more


By Muhammad Luqman
Dina Wadia, the daughter of Pakistan’s founding father, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah has passed away. She was 98, according to media reportst.
Dina was the only child of Jinnah and his wife Rattanbai Petit. She was born on August 15, 1919.
Dina is survived by her son Nusli Wadia.
Her paternal grandparents were from Indian state of Gujarat, who moved to Karachi for business in the mid 1870s, where her father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was born.
She last visited Pakistan in 2004 during a cricket series between Pakistan and India on the invitation of former military ruler , General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf. She considered cricket diplomacy to be an enthralling dimension.


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