When he was saying goodbye to his mother her eyes were heavy with tears.
Petit family Rattanbai Petit often informally called "Ruttie" was born on 20 February in BombayBritish India, into an extremely affluent and well-connected business family belonging to the Parsi community.
Her paternal grandfather, Dinshaw Maneckji Petitthe first baronet, had built some of the earliest cotton mills in India.
Courtship and wedding[ edit ] See also: Jinnah was a frequent guest at Petit Hall, the sprawling seaside residence of the Petit family at the foot of Malabar Hill in Mumbai.
It was in this setting that Ruttie and Jinnah became acquainted. Their romance, however, started in Darjeeling, while the two were thrown together on a vacation by her unsuspecting family. Marriage certificate of Ruttie and Muhammad Ali Jinnah Jinnah broached the topic with his friend by first discussing the question of interfaith and inter-community marriages, always a hot potato in India.
Here he was sure of drawing a favorable response from the baronet.
The baronet was shocked beyond words; he had never imagined anything other than a benign paternalistic relationship between his friend and his daughter. He reacted with violent indignation to the idea and almost ordered Jinnah out of his house.
Ruttie was the only daughter she had three brothers of her parents, and they always celebrated her birthday in grand style. Despite the tensions within the family, they could hardly give her coming-of-age birthday a miss, and a grand banquet was held on the occasion at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.
She calmly informed the gathering that she had accepted a proposal of marriage from Jinnah, and that they would be married shortly; she asked the audience to wish them joy. She sat down to thundering silence, but despite the palpable outrage and opposition, a matter which had become so public could not be undone, and Ruttie could not be persuaded to change her mind.
Even to the end, her parents could never reconcile themselves to the turn of events. Their objections were manifold: Inonly weeks after her 18th birthday, Ruttie converted to Islammarried the year-old Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in an Islamic weddingand cut all ties with her family and the Parsi community.
In addition to the estrangement from her own family, Ruttie was also ex-communicated from the Parsi Community with extraordinary measures and censure, and a near complete ostracization from their social gatherings.
They made for a head-turning couple, not just because they looked an unlikely mismatched pair, but also because Ruttie aspired to define the acme of fashion and money was no object.
According to most sources, the couple could not have been happier in their first few years of marriage.
It did not help that she and Fatima were of very different temperaments. Inhe also helped Fatima Jinnah setup her own clinic in Bombay. Jinnah expected that after the birth of their child, Ruttie should stop behaving like a child herself and discharge the role of wife and mother in a more traditional mould.
Her continuing irresponsibility, self-absorption and elfin childishness were no longer charming but had turned irksome to him. His own interests and pursuits - Muslim welfare, social issues, the question of home rule - were as serious and solemn as hers were floozie and feckless, connected to clothes, jewels, parties and foreign excursions.
Both of them were utterly absorbed in their own interests and looked upon the other as being unbending and unmanagable. Both of them left their daughter to the care of nannies and governesses and otherwise neglected her so completely that the child was not even given a name until the age of nine.
Jinnah found it convenient to play sugar daddy by keeping Ruttie supplied with money - for which her appetite was enormous - if it would keep her reasonably happy and out of his way, but Ruttie craved not only luxury but also great attention. While on the one hand neglecting her own child so much as to make that a topic of discussion across their circle in Bombay, Ruttie on the other hand demanded that her husband be in an incessant and continuous state of courtship, doting on her, pampering her and attending to her every need every moment of every day.KARACHI: Prominent intellectuals and academicians said that Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was the greatest Muslim leader of 20th century.
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