Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Historical Figure
Nationality: Pakistan (born in British India)
Date of Birth: 1876
Date of Death: 1948
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
Religion: Islam
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Political Party: All-India Muslim League
Political Office(s): Legislator of India,
Governor-General of Pakistan
Fictional Appearances:
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): Last Orders
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Muhammad Ali Jinnah (born Mahomedali Jinnahbhai; 25 December 1876 – 11 September 1948) was a lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's independence on 14 August 1947, and as Pakistan's first Governor-General from independence until his death. He is revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam[b] (Great Leader) and Baba-i-Qaum[c] (Father of the Nation). Initially a proponent of Hindu-Muslim unity in India, by 1940, after a series of political conflicts which ended favoring the Hindus, Jinnah came to believe that, in the event of an independent India, Muslims should have their own country.

Upon independence and partition, Jinnah served as the first governor-general of Pakistan in 1947, an office he held until his death of tuberculosis the following year.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah in The War That Came Early[]

As the leader of the Muslims in British-India, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was quite vocal about securing India's independence from Britain. These demands intensified after the Second World War ended in Europe in 1944, but raged on in Asia.

British MP Ronald Cartland wondered what the factions of India would do should the British leave. Bobbety Cranborne thought they would slaughter each other by the carload.[1]


  1. Last Orders, pg 381, HC.
Political offices
Preceded by
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
as Viceroy of India
Governor-General of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Khawaja Nazimuddin
New office Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan