Jinnah Mohammed Ali
Jin·nah(jĭn′ə), Mohammed Ali 1876-1948.
Founder and first governor-general (1947-1948) of Pakistan. When India's independence from Britain was imminent, he feared the Muslim minority would be oppressed by the Hindus and insisted on a Muslim homeland, founded in 1947 as Pakistan.
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