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Published:  12:46 AM, 11 September 2018

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as the leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's independence on 14 August 1947, and then as Pakistan's first Governor-General until his death. 

He is revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam ("Great Leader") and Baba-i-Qaum ("Father of the Nation"). His birthday is considered a national holiday in Pakistan. 

Upon his return to British India, he enrolled at the Bombay High Court, and took an interest in national politics, which eventually replaced his legal practice. 

Jinnah rose to prominence in the Indian National Congress in the first two decades of the 20th century. Jinnah died at 10:20 pm at his home in Karachi on 11 September 1948 at the age of 71, just over a year after Pakistan's creation. 

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