Date: 31 Aug 2010


Jinnah's Roots. //////////// Here are some interesting facts on the Lohana roots of Mohammad Ali Jinnah the founding father of Pakistan: ////// He was the grandson of Premjibhai Thakkar (Gondal), who, to support his family, entered into the trading of fish within the coastal town of Veraval . His business, however, clashed with the strong moral ethics of the Lohanas and as a result he was ostracized from the community. He made enough money in this trade and attempted to rejoin the community. He also discontinued the fish business. The Lohana leaders, in their wisdom, did not accept his request `think about the course of history, if they did not have inflated egos and welcomed him back`. Premjibhai' s son Punjalal Thakkar (Jinnah's father) was enraged at his father's humiliation and reacted like any other Lohana - with equal and opposite force. He adapted the Muslim religion and changed the names of all his four sons. However, he continued to use his Gujarati nickname: Zino (pronounced Jinno in old fashioned Gujarati) which means 'Skinny.' Jinno`s son - Mohammad Ali - changed his family name to Jinnah - the nickname of his converted father. //////////// So, here is the fact. Gandhi ji who effectively gave birth to the independent India (Bharat) and Jinnah, who is the father of Pakistan , are both sons of Saurashtra *(old Kathiavad !) Gujarat . This is an edited article derived from Gujarat Samachar and just clear facts are stated. /////// 000000000