Quaid-e-Azam (meaning: A Great Leader) Mohammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25th, 1876, to a prominent mercantile family in Karachi. He was educated at the Sindh Madrassat-ul-Islam and the Christian Mission School. Jinnah joined the Lincoln’s Inn in 1893 to become the youngest Indian to be called to the Bar. Three years later, he became Bombay’s most famous lawyer. He formally entered politics in 1905 from the platform of the Indian National Congress. He went to England in that year as a member of a congress delegation to plead the cause of Indian self-government during the British elections.
Later Jinnah formed a political group called the Muslim League. The Muslim league had a great impact on the nature of the Indian politics. By making the Muslim League, it shattered forever Hindu dreams of a pseudo-India. The British and the Indians were shocked at how all the Muslims came up together, asking for them to give them their own free country, which is now Pakistan. To get the Muslim people freedom, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah played a big role. He was the only Muslim to stand up and rally all the Muslims together so they could have their freedom on Aug. 14, 1947.As the first Governor General of Pakistan Jinnah worked to establish the new nation’s government and policies and to aid the millions of Muslim refugees who had emigrated from the new nation of India after the separation personally supervising the establishment of refugee camps. Jinnah died at age 71 in September 1948, just over a year after Pakistan gained independence from the British Raaj. Jinnah’s legacy in Pakistan is the same as that of George Washington in the US. Pakistan owes its very existence to his drive, tenacity, and judgment. Jinnah’s importance in the creation of Pakistan is monumental and immeasurable.