Madar-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah was the
younger sister of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.She was born in 1893 in
Karachi. Fatimah Jinnah received excellent early education. She joined the
Bandra Convent in 1902. In 1919 she got admitted to the highly competitive
University of Calcutta where she attended the Dr. Ahmad Dental College.
After she qualified, Jinnah went along with her idea of opening a dental
clinic in Bombay and helped her set it up in 1923. She was an instrumental
figure in the Pakistan movement and the primary organizer of the All India
Muslim Women Students Federation. During the mass transfer of population in
1947, she gave an inspiring lead to Muslim women and lost no time in forming
the Women's Relief Committee which later formed the nucleus for the All
Pakistan Women's Association.
Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah who stood high in national esteem not only because
she was the sister of the Founder of Pakistan but also because she was a
great lady in her own right for having rendered invaluable services during
the Freedom Movement. Fatima Jinnah died in Karachi on July 8, 1967.