Wazir Mansion, Karachi where Quaid was born in 1876 and spent childhood
The Wazir Mansion – Karachi

Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah's father Jinnah bhai Poonja (born 1850) was the youngest of three sons. He married a girl Mithibai with the consent of his parents and moved to the growing port of Karachi. There, the young couple rented an apartment on the second floor of a three-storey house, Wazir Mansion. The Wazir Mansion has since been rebuilt and made into a national monument and museum owing to the fact that the founder of the nation, and one of the greatest leaders of all times was born within its walls.

Plaque on Wazir Mansion, Karachi where Quaid was born
Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah House in Bombay – The Jinnah House

Jinnah House was the residence of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan; in Mumbai, India. Now known informally as Jinnah House, it was named South Court and was built in 1936 at a then exorbitant price of 200,000 rupees when Jinnah returned to Mumbai from England to take charge of the Muslim League. The bungalow is located at 2, Mount Pleasant Road (now BhausahebHirey Marg) in the upmarket Malabar Hill area of South Mumbai. Designed by architect Claude Batley in the European-style architecture, the sea facing palatial bungalow was constructed using exquisiteItalian marble and walnut woodwork. Specially imported Italian stonemasons were employed for its construction with Jinnah personally supervising the construction "brick by brick". The property encompasses an area of 10,000 square meters (2.5 acres). This was the venue of some very historical and significant meetings and events.

Corridor - Jinnah's House Karachi
Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah Personal House in Karachi – External View
The Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah House in Karachi

This building was designed by Moses Somake. It was Quaid-i-Azam’s personal house which he bought in 1943 from a Parsi businessman for about one lac fifteen thousand. The House was furnished after partition with things that Quaid brought from Delhi and Bombay. The house earlier was known as the Flagstaff house because it was situated at an exclusive area of the Staff Lines. After the death of Mr. Jinnah, Fatima Jinnah lived here till 1964; she then shifted to her house in Clifton. The House was taken by the Government of Pakistan in 1985. Since then, it is restored and declared as an official museum. It still has the furniture, shoes, crockery and other items of Quaid-i-Azam and Fatima Jinnah.

Mr. Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah Residence - Mount Pleasant Road, Malabar Hills, Bombay
External View of Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah House in Bombay
The Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah House - Quaid's House in Bombay
Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah Cars

Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah had several personal cars during his lifetime. One very famous is1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost which Quaid rode along with Lord Mountbatten to the Assembly for oath taking ceremony. Besides, these he used several other cars during Pakistan Movement and later as Governor General of Pakistan. It is now in collection of a car enthusiasts from Karachi. Two of his cars are on display at Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah House Museum, Karachi.

Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah Personal Car
Governor's House
Rolls Royce Use by Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah
Rolls Royce Use by Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah
Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah with a Parsi Friend
Aircraft Used by Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah

Vikers Viking 1B-J750 aircraft was manufactured by VikersArmstrony of UK. Its maximum speed was 263 mph and climb to a height of 23,200 feet.

This aircraft was in the personal use of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder and first Governor General of Pakistan, till his death on the 11 September, 1948; when he flew from Quetta to Mirpur (now Masroor Air Base).

Group Captain Mian Atta Rabbani was the first ADC (Aide-de Camp) of Quaid-i-Azam. He was also the first pilot to be transferred from the Royal Indian Air Force to the Royal Pakistan Air Force in the newly-born state of Pakistan. Later, this aircraft was retired in 1953 and preserved in one of the world-renowned aviation museum in Karachi known as Pakistan Air Force Museum.

Vikers Viking 1B-J750 Aircraft used by Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah
Vikers Viking 1B-J750 Aircraft used by Quaid-i-Azam M. Ali Jinnah found in Pakistan Air Force Museum, Karachi


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