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7 June 2013

Find Muhammed Ali Jinnah's London home

Mounted on the wall of a three-storey house on Russell Road in Kensington, West London, a blue plaque marks the spot where Muhammed Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan stayed in 1895.

 Jinnah spent three and a half years in England, arriving in 1893 to take up an apprenticeship with Graham's Shipping and Trading Company, studying law, joining Lincoln's Inn, being called to the bar and suffering the deaths of his wife and mother, and finally returning to Karachi in 1896. Though Jinnah witnessed the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and was the first head of state of the new country, he died a little over a year later on 11th September 1948 at Karachi at the age of 71.

For more, see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/3312176/Mohammed-the-profit-and-loss.html

^Picture © Christian Lüts used under a Creative Commons license^

1 comment:

  1. I really value those blue plaques, particularly if the resident had an important impact on the house.... or living in the house had an important impact on the resident.

    Poor Jinnah. He barely had enough time to enjoy his new found power back in Pakistan.