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Quaid-e-Azam
through the years
 
 
December 25, 1876  Born at Karachi 
1882  Education started at home
1887  Admitted to Sind Madrasatul Islam, Karachi
1892 
 
Married Emibai at the age of 16 

Left Karachi for Europe

1893 
 
 Joined Lincoln's Inn 

Emibai died at home 

1895 
 
 Became Bar-at-Law 

Mother died at Karachi 

1896 
 
 
 Returned to Karachi from London 

Migrated to Bombay

1897  Enrolled as Advocate in Bombay High Court 
1900  Appointed Presidency Magistrate, Bombay 
1906  Appointed Personal Secretary to Dadabhoy Naoroji 
1909 
 
 
Father died 

Elected to the Supreme Imperial Council uncontested 

1910  Elected to the Legislative Assembly, Bombay
1911  Piloted Waqf Alal Aulad Bill -- the only private member's Bill to be passed 
(in 1913) 
1912  Attended All-India Muslim League Council Meeting 
1913 
 
 
 
 
Left for England with Gokhale 

Founded London Indian Association 

Joined All-India Muslim League 

1915 Initiated the move for setting up of a League-Congress joint committee 
for Hindu-Muslim unity 
1916 
 
 
 
Presided over the sixteenth Bombay Provincial Conference 

Presided over the All-India Muslim League Lucknow session; Lucknow 
Pact signed 

1917 
 
 
Became President, Home Rule League, Bombay 

Organised "Memorandum of the Nineteen 

1918 
 
 
 
 Married Rattenbai at Calcutta 

Foiled the move to set up "Willingdon Memorial" in Bombay. Jinnah's 
People's Memorial Hall constructed as a tribute to his services. 

1919 
 
 
Daughter (Dina) born 

Resigned from the Imperial Legislative Council as a protest against Rowlatt Act 

1920 
 
 
Resigned from Home Rule League 

Resigned from the Congress on differences with Gandhi 

1922  Participated in All Parties Conference in Bombay as one of the three 
Secretaries 
1923 Elected to the Imperial Legislative Council from Bombay 
1924  Presided over the All-India Muslim League session in Lahore 
1927  Boycotted the Simon Commission. Presided over a meeting of all the 
important Muslim leaders at Delhi 
1928  Attended National Convention at Calcutta 
1928  Rattenbai died 
1929 
 
 
 
 
Jinnah's amendments to Nehru Report rejected 

All-India Muslim League rejects Nehru Report at its Delhi session 

Jinnah's Fourteen Points 

1930 Attended Round Table Conference in London 
1931  Stayed on in England; gave up political activities temporarily 
1934 
 
 
 
 
 
Returned to India. Got actively engaged in politics 

Again elected to the Central Legislative Assembly 

Elected Permanent President of All-India Muslim League 

Elected leader of the Independent Party in the Assembly 

1935 
 
Government of India Act, 1935 passed 

Jinnah-Rajendra Prasad Formula 

1936 Constituted All-India Muslim League Central Parliamentary Board to fight elections under 1935 Act 
1937 
 
 
 
 
Provincial elections under 1935 Act 

Congress forms ministries in six provinces; Congress raj begins 

Jinnah presides over League session at Lucknow. All-India Muslim League turned into a mass organisation and compete independence adopted as goal 

1938 
 
 Presides over Special League Session at Calcutta 

 Presides over League Session at Patna 

1939 
 
 
Demand Royal Commission to inquire into Muslim grievances under Congress rule. 

Day of Deliverance observed (on exit of Congress Ministries) 

1940 Historic Lahore (Pakistan) Resolution passed 
 1943 
 
 
 
Rejected Rajagopalachariya formula 

Presided over All-India Muslim League's Karachi session and said: "We have got millions behind us; we have got our flag and our platform; and what is more we have now the definite goal of Pakistan." Toured the subcontinent like a storm 

 1944 Jinnah-Gandhi talks 
1945  Participated in Simla Conference. Elected to Central Legislative Assembly 
 1946 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 11, All-India Muslim League sweeps the polls in Muslim constituencies; Victory Day 

April 4, Meeting with Cabinet Mission 

April 9, Called a convention of all Muslim members of the Central and Provincial 
Assemblies at Delhi 

May 16, Cabinet Mission Plan announced 

June League accepts Cabinet Mission Plan. League also accepts Short-Term 
(Interim Government) Plan 

July Conditional acceptance of Cabinet Mission Plan by Congress. Congress rejects Short-Term Plan. Viceroy's volte face on the formation of Interim Government. All-India Muslim League withdraws earlier acceptance, rejects Cabinet Mission Plan and announces boycott of Constituent Assembly. Called upon Members to renounce all British titles and honours in protest against British attitude towards Muslims and decides to launch Direct Action to wrest Pakistan 

August 16, Direct Action Day 

October 25, All-India Muslim League agrees to participate in the Interim Government 

December 2, Reaches London on invitation from Secretary of State 

December 6, British Government's clarification upholds League's viewpoint on Cabinet Mission Plan 

1947 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 20, Prime Minister Attlee announces that the British would relinquish power in India by June 1948 

June 3, Plan envisaging partition of India and establishment of Pakistan announced. Jinnah's historic broadcast accepting the Plan 

July, Indian Independence Act passed by British Parliament 

August 7, Left Delhi for Karachi by air 

August 11, Elected President of Pakistan Constituent Assembly. Presidential address in the Constituent Assembly. Title of "Quaid-e-Azam" conferred on him 

August 14, Pakistan comes into being; the Quaid-e-Azam sworn in as the first Gvernor-General  

October, Set up headquarters at Lahore to supervise settlement of refugees in Punjab 

 December 25,   First official birthday 

1948 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 1, Inaugurated State Bank of Pakistan; gave a call for evolving a new economic system 

July 14, Left again for rest at Ziarat 

August 14, First Independence Day; last message to the nation 

September 11, Returned to Karachi from Ziarat; Breathed his last. 

 
 
 
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