Dina wadia was the daughter and only child of the founder of PAKISTAN, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his wife Rattanbai Petit. Her mother was a member of two of the elite class families of Bombay, the Petit–Tata family.In 1938, she married industrialist Neville Wadia, a member of the prominent Wadia family. However, the marriage did not last long and she split from Neville shortly after.
She was 98 years old.
She had been born on the night between August 14 and 15 in 1919.
Jinnah had raised Dina alone after his separation from Rattanbai and her subsequent demise.Mr Jinnah and Dina share a private moment in the grounds of their home on West Heath Road in Hampstead, London. He loved her deeply, but their relationship had become strained after Dina fell in love with and married an Indian Parsi named Neville Wadia at the age of 17.Dina and Neville lived in Mumbai and had two children, a boy and a girl, before the couple divorced.
Dina had first visited Pakistan in 1948, when the year-old country had lost its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.The last time she visited Pakistan was in 2004, accompanied by her son, Nasli Wadia, and grandchildren, Jehangir and Ness.
It was her first visit to Pakistan nearly 56 years after she came to attend his funeral.After visiting the mausoleum of her father, she had written in the visitors' book:
“This has been very sad and wonderful for me. May his [Jinnah's] dream for Pakistan come true.”
Ms. Wadia arrived in a shining gray Mercedes. All the vehicles had protocol written on their green registration plates. Traffic on both sides of the road had been blocked ahead of the motorcade's arrival. Dressed in a yellow blouse and black trousers with an embroidered scarf around her neck and shoulders, Dina and her family members were presented with a guard of honor.
The family spent some moments at Jinnah's mausoleum, after which Pakistan Army soldiers escorted them to the mausoleum's antiquities room containing a number of Jinnah's belongings. Wadia and her family stayed in the halls for almost half an hour. Later, sources said she had been very impressed by a number of things."She wanted copies of three pictures," a source said. In one of them she is standing with her father and her aunt, Fatima Jinnah. Another was a painting of her mother, Ratti Jinnah, and the third shows Jinnah dictating a letter.
"She was also very impressed with Jinnah's cars and clothes which we have preserved,"
She said,Jehangir and Ness wrote a single message:
''Thank you for fulfilling our dream. It is an honor to be in Pakistan. Thank you for everything.''
"Here are a few of memorable photos of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter Dina Wadia from her visit to Pakistan in 2004:
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.
She was also the guest of honour in our New York mission on her father's centenary in 1976!: