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Best Kept Political Secret of Last Century



Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was diagonosed with Tuberculosis in the 1940s. He hid his disease from everyone except his sister Fatima Ali Jinnah and a few others.

Despite his falling health his continued to work hard for the independence of Pakistan

It is said that when the Viceroy of India, Lord Louis Mountbatten, learned of Jinnah’s ailment he said ‘had they known that Jinnah was about to die, they’d have postponed India’s independence by a few months as he was being inflexible on Pakistan’. (Collins, L; Lapierra, D, 1975, Freedom at Midnight, Preface p. xvii)