Saturday, December 25, 2010
The man I call my role model !
"Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three"
This description of Mohammed Ali Jinnah which perfectly summarizes the magnitude of his efforts has been taken from Stanley Wolpert's biography of Jinnah called " Jinnah of Pakistan"..
And how am I suddenly reminded of him today ? Its his birthday today. He was born in 1876 in this very city ( Karachi) and it is here that he lies at eternal rest. Mohammed Ali Jinnah, also more commonly known as Quaid e Azam ( urdu for great leader) is the reason Pakistan exists in the world map. It was his tiring, selfless dedication to the cause of giving muslims a separate home land that made Pakistan possible. All possible obstacles were erected in quaid's way and thousands of people were killed in order to prevent Pakistan from being made, but Quaid's leadership and the nation's sacrifice finally made it possible..
Here's the title song from the movie Jinnah which stars Christopher Lee as Jinnah and Richard Lintern as the younger Jinnah. I'd advise viewer discretion since the song depicts some scenes from the Pakistan movement, how sometimes entire trains of muslims migrating to Pakistan were stopped and its passengers brutally killed etc,its a wonderful song though and brings out the patriotic side in me