Pakistani politicians, journalists and celebrities on the demise of Dina Wadia, tweeted condolences message ,the only daughter of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
In 1947 when two nation India and Pakistan were founded, Dina Wadia had opted for Indian citizenship. Wadia’s relationship with her father, according to uncorroborated accounts, but claimed by Muhammed Ali Currim Chagla, had fallen apart when she chose to marry a Parsi, Neville Wadia.
Jinnah never sent a legal notice disowning her, their correspondence after her marriage became formal. Her father addressed her formally as Mrs Wadia.
Her son, Nusli Wadia, is a prominent businessman and is often named in the list of India’s most successful ones. He is also one of the most prominent among the Parsi community.
Dina Wadia, born August 15, 1919, was the only child of Quaid-e-Azam. She visited Pakistan in 2004, which was the second time she visited the country.
Wadia first came to Pakistan after her fathers passing in 1948. During her second visit she paid her respects at her father’s mausoleum where she wrote in the guest register: “This has been very sad and wonderful for me. May his dream for Pakistan come true.”
Media personalities, political leaders and others expressed sorrow over the Quaid’s daughter’s death.
Sorry to hear that the elegant & spirited Dina Wadia is no more. I was fortunate enough to have met her & really admired her#RIP