On the 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, here is a look at 5 interesting facts from his life that you probably didn’t know about.
An Outstanding Sense of fashion
Quaid-e-Azam had a high sense of fashion. Different accounts suggest that he never wore the same tie twice in a court room. Even on the death bed he insisted on being dressed formally.
The Youngest Indian to Pass the Law Examination
In 1896, Quaid was the youngest Indian to have passed the law examination in England. He was also the only Muslim Barrister in Bombay (now Mumbai) while he was only 20 years of age!
A Marriage That Lasted for a Few Weeks
Soon after his first marriage with his cousin named Embai, Quaid left for England to complete his studies. However, Emibai died only a few weeks later and hence, the marriage did not last for too long.
A Brief Stage Career
At one point, Quaid seriously tried a career switch and even joined a theater group in London. However, on his father’s insistence he gave up the idea and eventually, resumed his law practice.
Has a Road in Turkey Named After Him
In Ankara, the capital of Turkey there is a road named after Quaid. It is called “Cinnah Caddesi”. Cinnah is the Turkish way of spelling Jinnah.