Following her death, Dina Wadia started trending on micro-blogging site Twitter with Pakistani Twitterati paying rich tributes to the daughter of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Ms Dina Wadia, 98, only daughter of Muhammad Ali Jinnah passed away. She was born Aug15, 1919, exactly 28 yrs before birth of Pakistan. RIP. pic.twitter.com/CtGWuTi6oe
— Kashif N Chaudhry (@KashifMD) November 2, 2017
RIP Ms. Dina Wadia.
Daughter of Founder of Pakistan.
— Muhammad Ihsan (@ihsan_im7) November 2, 2017
Qaid e Azam’s daughter Dina Wadia pased away in Mumbie.May her soul rest in peace- Ameen!
— AZAR MALIK (@AZARMALIK1) November 2, 2017
End of an era – RIP Dina Wadia – the only daughter of Jinnah pic.twitter.com/ZUGsvUT9t9
— Cynut (@cynicalutopian) November 2, 2017
Dina Wadia daughter of Jinnah, visited Karachi in 2004 at her father’s mausoleum. pic.twitter.com/cQmryVAfNx
— mahr wains (@HiggsBosan) October 27, 2017
I remember Dina Wadia visiting Pakistan during the last India-Pakistan cricket series played there. She was supporting Pakistan & India won
— Anumita (@adagio_aria) November 2, 2017
Dina Wadia, daughter of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, passed away in Mumbai. Another window on history closes. RIP
— عاصم شہزاد Asim (@MAsimJI) November 2, 2017
The only daughter of Quaid-e-Azam Dina Wadia’ has passed away at the age of 98.
— Abdul Waheed Rabbani (@RealPakistan92) November 2, 2017
Dina Wadia . Jinaah’s legacy ends today.
— Abdul Aziz (@itstheazeez) November 2, 2017
Pay my humble tribute to Ms. Dina Wadia. She was among history’s last living links with her illustrious father.
— saif zia (@saifziawasti) November 2, 2017
Dina Wadia was born in London on August 15, 1919. Her paternal grandparents were from Gujarat, who moved to Karachi for business in the mid 1870s, where her father, Jinnah, was born.
She is survived by her only son Nusli Wadia.
Jinnah’s daughter last visited Pakistan in 2004 during a landmark cricket series between Pakistan and India on the invitation of former president General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf. She considered cricket diplomacy to be an enthralling dimension.
Wadia had never visited Pakistan since her father’s funeral in September 1948.
“This has been very sad and wonderful for me. May his dream for Pakistan come true,” wrote Dina Wadia in the visitor’s book, during her visit at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam.
She had also visited the mausoleum of Madar-i-Millat Fatima Jinnah to pay respects to her aunt. – SAMAA
Story first published: 2nd November 2017