Irony of ironies: Jinnah’s great-grandson to marry Preity Zinta!

I was really amazed to read this:

Ness Wadia, scion of the Bombay Dyeing group, and the spunky Bollywood beauty, Preity Zinta, visited the Vaishnodevi shrine last month along with Zintaís mother.

Ness, a Parsi, sat through the aarti, suggesting that this was a prelude to a formal announcement of matrimony. If wedding bells are in the air then Zinta will be marrying into a family with a very distinguished and very mixed lineage.

Ness is the son of Nusli Wadi whose ongoing war with the Reliance group has been the subject of newspaper headlines for 25 years and impacted Indian politics. Nusli is the son of Neville Wadia, heir to an old shipping and textile fortune, who married Dina, Mohammed Ali Jinnahís only daughter. Rati, Dinaís mother, was from the equally aristocratic Petit family which broke off ties with her after her marriage. Nessís mother Maureen is the glamorous head of Gladrags

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9 Comments so far

  1. raven (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 2:08 am

    I don’t get it. Why is this ironic?


  2. Ali K Chishti (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 2:38 am

    I dont get it too ?
    Quaid’s daughter deserted him and vice versa …Quaid decision would have been political or anything else he ( Quaid ) closed the chapter long time ago and now if his grandson or any relative does anything , who bother? its there personal life …
    cheers ,
    Ali


  3. Ali K Chishti (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 2:38 am

    I dont get it too ?
    Quaid’s daughter deserted him and vice versa …Quaid decision would have been political or anything else he ( Quaid ) closed the chapter long time ago and now if his grandson or any relative does anything , who bother? its there personal life …
    cheers ,
    Ali


  4. Mastani (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 4:36 am

    Jinnah loved Dina. He just didn’t have time for her because he burnt the midnight oil to create Pakistan. And he didn’t disown her because she married a Parsi according to popular belief. He didn’t like Neville Wadia because the man didn’t have a reputation for being clean and honest. After all, Jinnah was a stickler for the law and secularism. He simply disagreed with his daughter’s choice of a husband. And his point of view was borne out. Dina’s marriage didn’t last very long…


  5. yoyo (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 4:58 am

    Muhammad Ali Jinnah disowned his daughter. And we Pakistanis did not know what happened to her. Who cares about his Grandson anyways.


  6. sarah (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 5:32 am

    IF Jinnah grandson is marrying Prite Zinta, who cares, Jinnah was our leader, not his great grandson. We should remember Jinnah by the work he did for his people not by his great grandson marrying some indian actress! :7


  7. bakpakchik (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 3:11 pm

    The point being … if the Quaid’s own daughter doesn’t give a shit about Pakistan or what it stands for, why should there be pressure on any of us to be patriotic?

    The man created a country and the only ones who remember him fondly for it are the ones who live the disillusioned dream he saw. His own family knew better.

    PS: Isn’t it ironic also that Liaquat Ali Khan’s great Grandson married a non-patriot too?!


  8. Ramla A. (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 7:32 pm

    It’s absurd to imagine that any time in human history the verdict of a child about their parent (and the parent’s personal, political, psychological projects) was considered a binding judgment.

    If that were so, Adam should have abandoned prophethood after Cain (Qabeel) murdered Abel (Habeel). That a most certain disbelief in the father by the son. And so, who cares?

    If Ms. Dina mattered, she would have mattered. It seems that she has no influence whatsoever except meriting a few curious comments every now and then. Jinnah doesn’t need Dina.


  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:01 am

    i have no issue with Quaid`s grandson,i am rather sad after this news,i jsut found out tht i had a crush on Miss Zinta :D



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