Quaid-e-Azam’s only daughter Dina Wadia passes away in London


LONDON: Dina Wadia, the only daughter of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, passed away at the age of 98 here on Thursday, family sources said.

Dina born in London on August 15, 1919 was Quaid-e-Azam’s only daughter from his second wife Rattanbai Petit.

Dina’s paternal grandparents were from Gujarat, who moved to Karachi for business in the mid 1870s, where her father, Jinnah, was born.

Dina had married to Neville Qadia, an Indian national, against her father’s will.

Dina has left behind her only son Nusli Wadia, an entrepreneur and chairman of the Wadia Group.

Dina Wadia did not travel to Pakistan until her father’s funeral in Karachi in September 1948.

In March 2004, Wadia visited Lahore, Pakistan, to watch a cricket match between Pakistan and India.

Wadia, her son Nusli Wadia and grandsons Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia also visited the mausoleum of her father to pay homage.

She also went to the tomb of Madar-e-Millat Fatima Jinnah to pay respects to her aunt and Flagstaff House Pakistan to host the flag of Pakistan and her father’s house Wazir Mansion.