Dina Wadia (Jinnah’s Daughter) Age, Death Cause, Family, Biography & More

Dina Wadia

Real NameDina Jinnah
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 August 1919
Birth PlaceLondon, England, UK
Date of Death2 November 2017
Place of DeathNew York, USA
Age (at the time of death)98 Years
Death CausePneumonia
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownKarachi, Pakistan
FamilyFather- Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Politician)
Dina Wadia with her father Mohammad Ali Jinnah
Mother- Maryam Jinnah (born as Rattanbai Petit)
Dina Wadia mother
Brother- N/A
Sister- N/A
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Boyfriends/AffairsNeville Wadia (Businessman)
Husband/SpouseNeville Wadia (Businessman, m. 1938 - div. 1943)
Dina Wadia with her Ex-husband Neville Wadia in 1938
Marriage DateYear 1938
ChildrenSon- Nusli Wadia (Businessman)
Dian Wadia son Nusli Wadia
Daughter- None

Dina Wadia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dina Wadia

  • Dina Wadia was born to the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and his second wife Rattanbai Petit (known as ‘Maryam Jinnah’ being converted from Parsi to Islam).
  • Her paternal grandparents were Hindu who hailed from Gujarat, India and migrated to Karachi for business in the mid-1870s.
  • She was the only child of Jinnah who was raised alone by her father after his separation from Rattanbai and her subsequent demise. Dina Wadia childhood photo
  • She used to call her father by the name “Grey Wolf.”
  • She was an avid dog lover and had many of them. Dina Wadia with her father Mohammad Ali Jinnah and their pet dogs
  • Being the only child of Jinnah, she was a pampered kid and had a great relationship with her father, which went sour after Dina had a love marriage with an Indian Parsi named Neville Wadia at the age of 17.
  • Post marriage, she lived in Mumbai, but their marriage lasted only for 5 years as the couple divorced in 1943.
  • Birth time and Birth date of Dina and Pakistan’s formation is same i.e. 14-15 August (midnight).
  • On 11 September 1948, she first visited Karachi, Pakistan after the demise of her father. Dina Wadia in 1948
  • In 2004, she last visited Pakistan along with her son, Nusli Wadia, and grandchildren, Jehangir and Ness. Dina Wadia last visited Pakistan in 2004
  • In 2007, she filed a writ petition before the Bombay High Court to get the legal possession of South Court on Malabar Hill, worth $400 million. Jinnah House - Malabar Hill, Mumbai