Mother of the Nation Fatima Jinnah was born on July 31, 1893 in Karachi. She matriculated in 1910 and passed the Senior Cambridge examination in 1913 as a private student. In 1922, she completed her dental education.
After the death of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s wife in 1929, Fatima Jinnah decided to dedicate her life to the service of her brother. From then on, the purpose of his life was to serve his brother and support him in every field.
He supported Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah not only in his private life but also in his political life and stayed with him on every political occasion.
When the Quaid-e-Azam visited Lahore in 1940 to attend the historic resolution on the partition of India, Fatima Jinnah accompanied him.
The way she supported Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah during the Tehreek-e-Pakistan was a miracle that women in the streets and bazaars of the subcontinent also stood by the side of men and fulfilled the dream of establishing Pakistan.
On August 7, 1947, Fatima Jinnah said goodbye to Delhi after 56 years and moved to Karachi. After the death of Quaid-e-Azam, he continued his brother’s struggle for many years.
Despite her weak age, Madar-e-Millat contested for the presidency against military dictator Ayub Khan. However, conspiratorial elements did not allow her to win the election but managed to win her love from the hearts of the people.
Ms. Fatima Jinnah wanted to see women side by side with men in every place and in every field. As long as she was alive, she encouraged women in every possible way.
Mother of the Nation Fatima Jinnah passed away on July 9, 1967 at the age of 73.
Fatima Jinnah spent the last days of her life at the Mohta Palace in Karachi, which was allotted to her by the Pakistani government in exchange for her property in India.
In the days of her stay, she used to throw the key of the main door down from the upper floor of the palace, with the help of which her servant would open the door and come in and do the housework.
One day he did not throw the key at the appointed time. The concerned employee first went to the neighbors for help and then the police were called.
In the presence of the then commissioner, the door was broken open and it was found that the lady had died sometime in the night. Although he is not with us today, his unparalleled struggle and sacrifices are still alive in the heart of every Pakistani.